Recently-hatched penguin chick on display at Akron Zoo

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Anadeo, the baby penguin (Photo: Akron Zoo)

Anadeo, the baby penguin (Photo: Akron Zoo)

AKRON, Ohio- A male penguin chick that hatched in February is now on exhibit at the Akron Zoo.

Anadeo is one of 16 Humboldt penguins at the zoo. His name means “waddle” in Spanish. When he hatched, Anadeo weighed under one pound. Now, he’s 7 pounds and 14 inches tall.

Fourteen Humboldt penguins have been born at the Akron Zoo since its Penguin Point exhibit opened in 2003. These endangered penguins are used to a warm climate and could be extinct in the wild in the next 10 years, the zoo said.

The Akron Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $8 for children.

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