New King Penguin chick ‘Maru’ arrives at Jurong Bird Park, first time since nearly a decade ago

So cute right?

Penguins at Penguin Coast in Jurong Bird Park (Photo: Wikipedia)

The second largest species in the penguin-dom, King Penguins can stand up to 100cm tall and weighs over 15kg. Second only to the Emperor Penguin, they are mostly found in the subantarctic islands.

One of its chick, named Maru, has been hatched, raised and cared for by the park keepers here in Singapore. She is now ready to meet the world and visitors can now catch her in action at Jurong Bird Park!

Maru's 1st day.mp4

For the first time in nearly a decade, Jurong Bird Park is thrilled to welcome our very own king penguin chick, Maru! Under the world class care of our keepers who have been lovingly hand raising Maru, this little one is now ready to enter the exhibit.

Posted by Wildlife Reserves Singapore on Tuesday, 12 December 2017

From the video provided by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, we can see the rest of the penguins curious about Maru, welcoming their new cute friend. According to the organisation, Maru’s parents are also in the enclosure as well.

This is the first time a new King Penguin has appeared in nearly a decade at Jurong Bird Park.

Park tickets are priced at $29 per adult, $19 for children 3 – 12 years old and $13 for senior citizens. Enjoy up to 15% discount on the rates when you purchase the tickets online.

Update 14 December, 6.02pm: Article has be corrected to reflect that Maru has been, in fact, hatched and raised in Singapore and not brought in.

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