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Tagged: Magellanic Penguins

THE CARE & FEEDING OF JOHN BALL ZOO'S BABY PENGUINS.

 

 

David's blog is accompanied by a video blog.  Find it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgkhm8LAcuY

 

 

John Ball Zoo’s penguin species is the Magellanic or Spheniscus magellanicus.  They are native to Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands in the southern hemisphere.   As wild birds they would begin breeding about September, but we keep our flock on a light cycle that mimics the northern hemisphere (particularly Grand Rapids) so ours begin breeding in March.  Females almost always lay 2 eggs,

 

Unique Cases call for Specialized Testing - Penguin CT Scan

Medicine, both human and veterinary, have come so far over the centuries. Amazing technologies allow for advanced testing that was not available in the past. We are very fortunate at the zoo to have built partnerships with many colleagues to allow us to utilize some of these technologies when we need them.  While we are able to perform a great deal on site at the zoo hospital, specialized equipment is needed for some tests.

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