Khao Kheow Open Zoo Near Pattaya Welcomes Two New Penguin Chicks on National Childrens Day

Pattaya —

Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chonburi has welcomed two new members to its penguin family: two adorable penguin chicks of the Humboldt breed. The chicks, hatched on January 5th, 2024, are currently in good health.

Zoo director Mr. Narongwit Chodchoi announced the delightful news on January 12th, 2024. He shared that the newborn chicks initially have fluffy gray-black feathers, which will gradually transform into the classic black and white penguin plumage as they grow. Their genders are yet to be determined because it requires blood testing when they reach around one year old. This is because penguins lack external features that reveal their sex, Mr. Narongwit stated.

This successful breeding effort brings the total number of Humboldt penguins at Khao Kheow Open Zoo to 50. The zoo offers visitors the chance to enjoy the penguins’ endearing waddles and antics every day.

To celebrate National Children’s Day, which falls on tomorrow, January 13th, Khao Kheow Open Zoo is offering free admission to children under 12 years old or those with a height not exceeding 135 centimeters. The day will be packed with exciting activities designed to entertain and educate young minds.

Talented children will showcase their singing, dancing, and musical skills, while the popular young artist “Nong Phueng Wan” will make a special appearance at the center stage A parade of lively animal mascots, fascinating snake shows, and game booths with enticing prizes promise a day of fun and laughter.

For those seeking a more educational experience, Khao Kheow Open Zoo will host informative sessions about wildlife, allowing children to learn about the natural world and the importance of conservation. Additionally, the zoo is encouraging online donations for wildlife conservation efforts through their Facebook Fan page.

For more information about National Children’s Day celebrations and ongoing activities at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, please contact 038-318444.

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Aim Tanakorn
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