This recently fledged penguin chick won’t quit begging its parent for food.
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If you have kids or you were one, you might be able to relate to this penguin adult-chick relationship. The video shows a recently fledged Galápagos penguin chick, around 60 days old, begging what is likely one of its parents for food. Watch the video to find out what the deal is with this little “moocher.”
Fun Fact: Out of the 18 known penguin species, only Galápagos and gentoo parents are known to care for fledglings.
Read more about these freeloading fledglings and why they hang around the nest.
Mooch of the Penguins: Juvenile Won’t Stop Begging Parent for Food | National Geographic