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2 endangered penguins hatch at Racine Zoo

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 11:26:23-05

RACINE -- The Racine Zoo has a new two new additions to its penguin colony.

Zoo officials announced Thursday that one African penguin chick hatched on January 14 an another on January 17.

They are considered an endangered species, and are the first African penguin chicks to hatch at the zoo in more than 10 years.

Zoo staff said they expect the chicks to be on exhibit in late spring. 

These penguins are found on the southern tip of Africa. There are only about 52,000 of them left in the wild. 

Watch a video of a chick being fed by his dad, Linus: