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New England Aquarium Celebrates 'World Penguin Day'

BOSTON (CBS) – New England Aquarium is among the facilities around the globe celebrating World Penguin Day.

In honor of World Penguin Day, which is Saturday, New England Aquarium posted a picture of a young "little blue penguin" chick that hatched on March 30.

The chick, which is not yet named, hatched at a slightly below normal size. But since then the penguin has grown significantly.

Little blue penguins are found in Australia and New Zealand, according to the New England Aquarium, and are the smallest penguins in the world.

The aquarium's new addition will remain in the care of its parents and biologists for several more months before being added to the colony inside the facility that is made up of nearly 90 penguins.

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