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The Bronx Zoo Now Has Tiny Blue Penguins

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We repeat: little penguins.

New York’s Bronx Zoo has a new colony of little penguins, an actual species you need to be aware exists.

The Bronx Zoo Now Has Tiny Blue Penguins

Bronx Zoo / Wildlife Conservation Society

It’s the first time the species (Eudyptula minor) has ever been at the zoo, and only three facilities in the whole U.S. have them. These little guys are hanging out at the Aquatic Bird House.

Little penguins are the smallest of the 18 penguin species, with adults measuring a little over a foot and weighing a mere 2–3 pounds.

Little penguins are the smallest of the 18 penguin species, with adults measuring a little over a foot and weighing a mere 2–3 pounds.

Julie Larsen Maher / Wildlife Conservation Society

Squeal warning: The species is also known as blue penguins, little blue penguins, and fairy penguins.

The penguins were hatched at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo and brought over to boost genetic diversity in the U.S. little penguin population.

The penguins were hatched at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo and brought over to boost genetic diversity in the U.S. little penguin population.

Julie Larsen Maher / Wildlife Conservation Society

They’re basically tiny ambassadors.

If you can’t make it to the zoo, here’s a snippet of them flooping into some water.

The Bronx Zoo Now Has Tiny Blue Penguins

Bronx Zoo / Wildlife Conservation Society / Via youtube.com

As natives to coastal southern Australia and New Zealand, they generally prefer cozy sand dunes or beachy areas.

And here’s a waddle to keep you going.

The Bronx Zoo Now Has Tiny Blue Penguins

Bronx Zoo / Wildlife Conservation Society / Via youtube.com

Look at that dedication!

Having a bad day? Shake it off!

The Bronx Zoo Now Has Tiny Blue Penguins

Bronx Zoo / Wildlife Conservation Society / Via youtube.com

Learn more at the Bronx Zoo’s site.

Source: buzzfeed.com