Sex of baby penguin at Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo announced

(Photo Supplied/ Fort Wayne Children's Zoo)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO):   It’s a girl!

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo announced the sex of its newest penguin during Penguin Awareness Day on Wednesday.

Echo, an endangered black-footed penguin was confirmed to be female with a blood test. She was born on Nov. 24 and is the first penguin born at the zoo since 2012.

A blood test was necessary to determine the chick’s sex because male and female penguins are identical.

She will be on display with the rest of the flock when the zoo opens on April 23.



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