There are a couple of new birds on ice at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. A king penguin [Madiba] and a macaroni penguin [Mac] recently arrived from a rescue group in South Africa. When the two birds were found, zoo officials said, they were severely dehydrated and have since been nursed back to health. There are already king penguins on display at the zoo’s exhibit, but the zoo hopes to find a boyfriend for the female macaroni penguin.
“That will actually give us six species of penguins, which is tied for the most species of penguins in captivity in North America,” said the zoo’s Dan Cassidy. The birds went through a 30-day quarantine required by the U.S. government to make sure they weren’t carrying any disease.