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Video: African Penguin Chick Takes Its First Swim

Blue Pink took a plunge into the Roger Tory Peterson Penguin Exhibit Tuesday.

An African penguin chick took its first swim Tuesday at the .

Blue Pink hatched on Jan. 28, 2012 and at 94 days old is ready to start getting use to the Roger Tory Peterson Penguin Exhibit and the Mystic Aquarium’s penguin colony.

“While penguin chicks tend to float very well, they must learn to dive and navigate using their wings and feet,” the Mystic Aquarium said in a press release. “Once the chick has honed its swimming skills, it will slowly be introduced to the aquarium’s 27 other penguins and establish its place within the colony.”

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