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Endangered penguins hatch at San Diego Zoo

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SAN DIEGO (WFLA/CNN Newsource) – The San Diego Zoo has released adorable video of a pair of fluffy baby penguins.

Doug and Barbara are endangered African penguins. They hatched two months ago.

They are the first ever to come from egg laid by adult birds in the zoo’s colony.

Staffers at the zoo have been taking care of the pair to get them used to being around people.

They will be reintroduced to the penguin colony in a few weeks.

The chicks are important to a species that has declined from a million breeding pairs to only 23,000 today.

Doug and Barbara were named after San Diego Zoo CEO Douglas Myers and his wife.

The zoo plans to launch a reality web series this summer called “Penguin Beach” to document the colony.

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