It’s the stork’s turn for a special delivery: Stork eggs hatch at Chicago zooBy AP
Friday, May 28, 2010
Special delivery! Chicago zoo gets 3 stork chicks
CHICAGO — Someone’s been bringing the storks babies at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.
The 142-year-old zoo suddenly has the making of a new flock of European white storks after three stork eggs hatched there in the last week. A mated pair hatched the eggs Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Lincoln Park’s bird curator, Colleen Lynch, said Friday that it is the first time in the zoo’s history that the species has hatched young there. Lynch said the storks have built their nest in a viewable outdoor habitat next to the bird house.
A more ominous chick also arrived at the zoo Monday, when two rare Cinerous vultures hatched an egg.
Lynch said the stork and vulture parents both appear to be doing an excellent job of tending their chicks.
Information from: Chicago Tribune, www.chicagotribune.com
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