We’re proud to announce that a new common murre chick hatched behind the scenes at the Aquarium on August 11 as part of a species survival plan to help wild murres.
Aimee Greenebaum, curator of aviculture at the Aquarium, said the chick is doing well behind the scenes and is very vocal. During an exam on Wednesday, the little one weighed in at 165 grams—almost 100 grams more than its hatch weight of 67 grams just ten days earlier—a sign that it’s eating and growing like a champ!
The chick, whose sex is still unknown, will spend about two months behind the scenes learning how to be a murre and growing into its feet before joining the rest of our colony on exhibit. Stay tuned for murre updates!