Zoo Atlanta welcomes baby chick on April Fool's Day

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Credit: Zoo Atlanta - Snake (the dad)

Zoo Atlanta welcomed a baby chick on April’s Fools Day. 

The chick started hatching on Thursday, March 31 and officially hatched on Friday.  Snake (male) and Tuza (female) are its parents.  There is no name for the baby chick and the sex is not known because it is difficult to tell initially.

Guests won’t be able to see the chick for about a month.  The chick will be cared for by the staff at the zoo in their Bird Propagation Center.

The Kori Bustard is native to Africa and is the world’s largest flighted bird species.  This is the first chick that has hatched at Zoo Atlanta.

Congrats to Zoo Atlanta!