Bronx Zoo breeds first little penguin ever and it's adorable

Bronx Zoo Breeds 1st Little Penguin Ever and It's Adorable

Home of some of New York's cutest animals, The Bronx Zoo recently welcomed its first ever home-hatched Little Penguin!

The adorable chick made its debut this week alongside fellow Little Penguins at the zoo, and he seemed very happy.

The egg hatched on May 10, and it is the first time the New York zoo bred one of the rare penguins in its extensive 120-year history.

Though the zoo is home to an existing colony of Little Penguins, none have ever been hatched in-house. They are usually hatched at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, and were brought to New York as part of a breeding program.

The cute little guys are also called Fairy Penguins and Blue Penguins. They are the smallest of the 18 known penguin species, weighing in at only two to three pounds as adults.

The chick has some cool neighbors, like the Caribbean Flamingo and the Inca Tern. They all reside at the Aquatic Bird house and Sea Bird Aviary at the Bronx Zoo.

Pay them a visit! If you're lucky, the new Little Penguin might even sing like Mumble in "Happy Feet."

Related: Also see these adorable penguins:

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A Magellanic penguin arrives to shore at El Pedral penguin colony near Punta Ninfas, some 75 Km east of Puerto Madryn in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Argentina on October 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on July 19, 2015 shows a colony of Brunnich Guillemot seabirds in the Spitbergen province of the Svalbard archipelago, in the Arctic Ocean. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
In a picture taken through a window an African penguin eats a fish at Zoom Torino, a zoological park in Cumiana near Turin, on April 22, 2015. Zoom Torino is a new immersive zoological park, where animals can be seen without bars or cages, only natural barriers ensure the visit. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
A Magellanic penguin is seen at El Pedral penguin colony near Punta Ninfas, some 75 Km east of Puerto Madryn in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Argentina on October 1, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
A couple o Magellan penguins guard their nest on a shore of Caleta Valdes, some 70 Km west of Puerto Piramides in Peninsula Valdes, Patagonian province of Chubut, Argentina on September 29, 2015. The Valdes Peninsula, an important nature reserve, is in the World Heritage list of the UNESCO since 1999. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
A zookeeper poses for pictures as she counts penguins during a photocall at London Zoo on August 26, 2015, to promote the zoo's annual weigh-in event. With more than 17,000 animals to weigh, the exercise is carried out on a regular basis by zookeepers as a way of keeping track of every animals health and wellbeing. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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