Little Penguins Make Debut at Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo has some adorable, pint-sized new penguins.

The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Wednesday that a colony of little penguins is being introduced in the zoo’s aquatic bird house.

The birds, known for their short statures and bluish hue, are native to Australia and New Zealand. Fittingly, little penguins are the smallest of the 18 penguin species, with adults reaching just 13 inches in height and 2 to 3 pounds in weight.

They penguins were hatched in the Taronga Zoo in Sydney and were brought to the Bronx Zoo as part of a breeding program.

The Bronx Zoo is one of just three zoos in the United States with the penguins.

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