The Lincoln Park Zoo in Illinois has released images of its Chilean flamingo that hatched Sept. 11.
The chick is the first of its kind at the zoo, which hopes that several eggs in incubation also hatch in the coming weeks. It weighed 95g, which is about the size of a bar of soap.
The chick’s gender has not been determined yet, but fragments of its shell have been sent in for DNA testing as a non-invasive way of figuring it out, the zoo said.
“We are absolutely elated to welcome our first Chilean flamingo chick,” said Curator of Birds Sunny Nelson. “As a first hatching for Lincoln Park Zoo and for the flock, the chick is currently raised behind-the-scenes and will be re-introduced to the flock once the chick is more independent.”