Here’s one of four common murre chicks to hatch this year at the Kovler Penguin/Seabird House. The new arrivals hatched June 25; this picture was taken 10 days after they emerged from the egg.
The four new arrivals represent the most fruitful breeding season for common murres at the zoo. Each pair was recommended to breed by common murre population manager Christine Fuehrmeyer, who is a lead keeper at the zoo.
The chicks are now large enough to be seen from the public floor. To spot them, look along the wall just across the pool on your next visit.