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Mumbai's Byculla zoo welcomes India's first penguin baby

Updated : August 16, 2018 15:36:00 IST

As India celebrated its 72nd independence day, Mumbai's Byculla zoo had a different reason to cheer. The Byculla zoo welcomed India's first penguin baby around 8 pm on Aug 15.

The penguin was born to flipper and molt, 2 of the 7 humboldt penguins brought to the zoo in 2016.

Flipper, the oldest among the penguins, mated with three-year-old molt and laid an egg on July 5.The baby penguin will be closely monitored for at least three months
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