It’s crazy that it’s been two years! I remember being pregnant with him when we lived in Alabama and I was so excited to be moving to a place that had a birthing center. The birth of this little man has brought me so much clarity in my journey with Christ and his name was chosen even before that relationship grew to what it is today. I am forever grateful to Jesus for gifting me with the precious soul. He is definitely a game changer. #happybirthday#christianbrantley#thisistwo#helovesminions and #Chick-fil-A
Jurong Bird Park welcomed its first #KingPenguin#chick in almost a decade with the birth of #Maru, which means ‘round’ in Japanese.
Keepers retrieved the egg from penguin parents Zoro and Sora in August, and decided to incubate it under watchful eyes at the park’s Breeding and Research Centre to maximise its chances of survival.
Weighing just over 200g when it hatched on 10 October, Maru was hand-raised by the keepers. The two-month-old now weighs 6kg.
King Penguin chicks are dark grey, and develop a dark brown down after a month. After around nine months, chicks will moult their brown down into their adult plumage. King Penguins are the second largest in size—after the Emperor Penguin—growing up to almost one metre in height.
Visitors will be able to see Maru from Wednesday (Dec 13) at the park’s indoor Penguin Coast exhibit.