|Photo courtesy of Julie Larsen Maher © WCS|
The chick hatched May 10, 2016. This is the first time this species has bred at the Bronx Zoo in its 120-plus year history.
Named for their small size and characteristic bluish hue, little penguins are also known as blue penguins, little blue penguins, and fairy penguins. Adults are only about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds. They are the smallest of the 18 penguin species and native to coastal southern Australia and New Zealand.