- You will see a small emperor!From October 5, 2019 (Saturday), we will release the baby of the Emperor Penguin!
You will see a small emperor!From October 5, 2019 (Saturday), we will release the baby of the Emperor Penguin!
The Emperor Penguin baby was born at Adventure World (Shirahama, Wakayama) on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
They will be release on the first floor of the Penguin Kingdom from Saturday, October 5.
Prevent accidents where babies are squeezed by the weight(About 40kg) of the parent bird's body in order to The staff grows until the weight of 300g grows to 500g at birth(Raise chicks artificially).
Then return the baby to the parent bird to encourage natural chicks.
To prevent the baby from recognizing humans as parents, wear a penguin mask when feeding.
And The staff grows up without listening to the voices of the recorded parent birds.
【About Emperor Penguin Baby】
■Hatching date：Tuesday, October 1, 2019
■Spawning date：Friday, July 26, 2019
■Hatching days：68 days * Average 68 days
■Opening time：Opening-5:00 pm
■Public location：Penguin Kingdom 1st floor
■About meals when raising chicks artificially
Penguin babies eat digested fish in parent stomachs.
When artificially raising chicks, put herring, krill, fresh cream, and water made into liquid food with a mixer into a syringe and feed through a rubber tube.
【Emperor Penguins are bred in 2 parks】
Currently, there are only 2 parks in Japan that have Emperor Penguins, namely Adventure World and Nagoya Port Aquarium in Aichi Prefecture.
In our park, all 12 babies born so far are born from the same parents.
And the pedigree problem is getting worse.
In 2009, we started a breeding loan at 2 parks for future breeding.
In March of this year, they was pedigree exchanged as a breeding loan for the first time in 10 years.
For example, exchange information on egg testing methods that test for sperm or infertility.etc...We aim for breeding in both sides.
* What is a bleeding loan?
It's a system that lends and borrows animals between zoos and aquariums in order to constantly increase the number of rare animals.
We are working together to save the species.
Breeding loans, breeding of rare animals in pairs and groups has progressed, and many animals have been successfully bred.