The zoo in Apple Valley, which opened its Penguins of the African Coast exhibit in 2011, said Tuesday the penguin hatched March 2 and is being raised by foster parents as its biological parents were not properly incubating the egg, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reported Tuesday.
Zoo officials said they have not yet determined the gender of the penguin, which hatched at 2.4 ounces and has since grown to more than a pound.
The zoo said African penguins are endangered because of hunting and habitat destruction.
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