Minn. Zoo sets up webcam for watching baby penguins

It’s been the kind of week in the news business that begs for a story about baby penguins.

The Minnesota Zoo has come to the rescue, announcing today that it’s set up a webcam for people to watch its two African penguin chicks. The chicks, which were born in March, aren’t on display at the zoo yet. African penguins are endangered in the wild because of hunting, habitat loss and other changes in the their environment.

You can check out the webcam here during daylight hours to see an aerial view of the penguins’ activities (when I checked it out they were taking turns nipping at a towel).

African penguin chicks at the Minnesota Zoo. (Courtesy of Minnesota Zoo)