Breeding of King Penguins at Edinburgh Zoological Park


    IN 1919, probably the first king penguin bred in captivity was hatched and reared in the Scottish National Zoological Park in Edinburgh, and since that time the number has been added to almost annually. Last year two were reared, and at present there are four king penguin chicks, all hatched at about the same time late in the summer. The work of incubation and rearing the chick is shared by both parents, but the part taken by the mother is almost negligible, the father being responsible for about nine-tenths of the performance.

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    Breeding of King Penguins at Edinburgh Zoological Park. Nature 138, 878 (1936).

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