A New Baby Gentoo Penguin at the Tennessee Aquarium – Parents Biscuit and Blue Already Feeding Chick

Chattanooga, Tenn. (July 1, 2010) – All eyes are focused on a tiny, fuzzy, baby penguin at the Tennessee Aquarium today. The new gentoo chick came into the world late yesterday after a day-long hatching process called pipping. “We started to see the beak poking through a small hole in the shell late Tuesday,” said aviculturist Loribeth Aldrich. “Early last evening the chick was completely out and vocalizing.”