New inhabitant in Gdansk ZOO – a unique world phenomenon

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Albino Penguin in Gdansk ZOO, photo: Gdansk ZOO archivesAlbino Penguin in Gdansk ZOO, photo: Gdansk ZOO archives

The zoo in Gdansk has recently witnessed the hatching of an adorable baby penguin. The new dweller is a representative of a unique species of penguins – the only one that lives at the southern coast of Africa, the Spheniscus demersus, widely known as the African penguin. Sadly, this kind is an endangered species. However, this is not the only reason why the baby penguin is so remarkable.

Albino baby penguin

The baby African penguin is an albino! Cases of albinism among penguins and other birds are extremely rare both in nature and menageries, which makes our baby penguin a unique world phenomenon. Thanks to the courtesy of Gdansk zoo Tricity news is proud to present photos of this sweet creature.

Albino Penguin in Gdansk ZOO, photo: Gdansk ZOO archives
Albino Penguin in Gdansk ZOO, photo: Gdansk ZOO archives

Under special care

The employees of the zoo are taking good care of the new African penguin as the albino birds are more sensitive and prone to diseases of skin and eyes. Let’s hope the new inhabitant of Gdansk zoo will grow fast and stay healthy.

See the phenomenon yourself

If you want to see the albino African penguin with your own eyes you may visit the zoological garden every day. On weekdays the zoo is open between 9 am and 3 pm and at the weekends between 9 am and 5 pm. The ticket prices vary depending on the season, family and children discounts are available. More information at the official website of the zoo.

Albino Penguin in Gdansk ZOO, photo: Gdansk ZOO archives
Albino Penguin in Gdansk ZOO, photo: Gdansk ZOO archives

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