The Real Chicks of Central Park: Central Park Zoo http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com (c) 2014 Wildlife Conservation Society, All Rights Reserved en-us Finding Their Way http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/finding-their-way Papa Penguin I'll be honest: It was a little nerve-wracking. We worked so hard to raise these chicks and make sure that they would integrate with the rest of the colony. And they did! But, like my colleague says here, the day we watched the chicks go out on exhibit was a lot like sending the kids off to their first day of school.

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Fri, 02 Dec 2011 10:00:00 EST http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/finding-their-way
Our People http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/our-people Pink Dot I know this blog is supposed to be about us, the Real Chicks, but we really ought to give credit where credit is due. After all, our people put up with a lot from us during those first, feisty months.

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Wed, 30 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EST http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/our-people
Life in the Colony http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/life-in-the-colony The Chicks Behind the Chicks It's amazing how fast they grow when they're young. In the beginning, even just coming back to work after a weekend, they would look huge to me. Thinking about birth in the Antarctic, you understand why they grow so quickly, because they have to be ready to go into the water and hunt as soon as that brief polar summer ends.

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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EST http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/life-in-the-colony
Baby's Firsts http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/babys-firsts Pink Dot How many "firsts" can you remember—first day of school? First friend? First date? Being birds, our babyhood went by in the blink of an eye, but those early milestones are etched in our memories. In fact I'm getting misty just thinking about all those landmark moments.


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Fri, 25 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EST http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/babys-firsts
Everybody Poops http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/everybody-poops Papa Penguin Five meals a day. About 75 grams each. And that's not the size of the meal I'm talking about—it's the size of the chicks, right after they hatch. Every day, we feed our growing baby birds 10% of their body weight, a combo of formula "fish shakes" and filleted herring. Where do you think it all goes?

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Wed, 23 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EST http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/everybody-poops
Life in the Nursery http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/life-in-the-nursery The Chicks Behind the Chicks Raising baby penguins may sound like fun and games, but it's no easy job. Things can get messy, the nursery is freezing cold, and eight chicks eat an awful lot of fish each day. (Never mind the job of cutting up all those herring into bite-sized pieces!)

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Mon, 21 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EST http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/life-in-the-nursery
When We Were Young http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/when-we-were-young Pink Dot I'll be the first to admit it: We were adorable. We've all grown up and matured by now…but who can resist a baby album?

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Fri, 18 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EST http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/when-we-were-young
Raising Chicks http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/raising-chicks The Chicks Behind the Chicks If you told me a year ago I'd be raising eight penguin chicks, I absolutely wouldn't believe it. This summer we had four gentoos and four chinstraps hatch at the Central Park Zoo's Polar Circle. It's been an amazing experience watching them grow.

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Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EST http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/raising-chicks
How to Foster a Penguin http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/how-to-foster-a-penguin Papa Penguin Turns out raising a penguin chick is a lot like raising a human baby. Find out why in this behind-the-scenes tour of the penguin nursery that I narrated.


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Tue, 15 Nov 2011 10:00:00 EST http://chicks.centralparkzoo.com/posts/how-to-foster-a-penguin