Because Baby African Penguins Need Some Love Too

Because Baby African Penguins Need Some Love Too

In the spirit of miracles and endosymbiotic theory, we have some extinction evading maneuvers taken by two Coloradan zoos that saved the life of one darling baby African penguin:

Greg Henry/Denver Zoo

The endangered penguin’s parents were either unwilling or incapable of sitting on the poor chap, so zookeeper and concerned citizen Melanie Pococke put in the call to find some surrogate folks.

Per the Washington Examiner:

The adoptive parents immediately began caring for the newborn by “brooding” the chick by covering it with their bodies and wings for protection and quickly began feeding it, says the Denver Zoo.

Kudos to the Denver Zoo’s sympathetic penguin population for taking the time to care for a kindred pup. Big ups to all devoted zookeepers–gods amongst men.

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