Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium has announced the birth of two African baby penguins!
The chicks hatched on February 1 and February 10 and are growing VERY quickly.
No word yet on what gender the baby penguins are. That can only be determined by a given DNA test when they are about six months old.
African Penguins are an endangered species, and their breeding is managed by the Species Survival Plan. And obviously they are dong one heck of a job!!!
Want to see the penguins grow??? Click here and you can watch them from a live webcam!
See LOTS more pictures of the adorable baby penguins (below) !!!
[Image via Mystic Aquarium.]
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We've already seen a bearded lizard playing the newest reptile craze, the game ant crusher.
But now we've got a huge African Bullfrog playing it.
Except he's not too happy with his owner when he finds that he's not actually catching any ants.
Check it out in the above HIGHlarious video.
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This makes us sad.
Nigeria is being plagued with a cholera outbreak that has taken more than 1,500 lives so far. It’s the worst outbreak in recent years — three times higher than last year and seven times higher than 2008. 40,000 have become infected, and women and children make up 4 of every 5 cases.
Cholera is spread when someone eats food or drinks water infected with the disease. Because two-thirds of rural Nigerians lack access to safe drinking water, and fewer than 40 percent of people in affected areas have access "to toilet facilities of any description,” the disease is spreading easily.
Keep Nigeria in your thoughts, and if you can, fine a place to donate money!
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