SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An emperor penguin chick hatched at SeaWorld San Diego, it was announced Wednesday.
The 25-day-old chick, which weighs nearly 2 pounds and stands about 7 inches tall, is being reared behind the scenes at SeaWorld's Penguin Encounter.
It's the 21st successful hatching of an emperor penguin at SeaWorld San Diego, the only place in North America to house and successfully breed the species, according to park officials.
The chick is being fed a special formula, consisting of ground-up fish, krill, vitamins and minerals, six times a day.
Once it is 4 months old, it will be introduced to the adult emperor penguin colony at SeaWorld.
Emperor penguins are the tallest and heaviest of the penguin species and are native to Antarctica. They can grow up to 4 feet tall and weigh as much as 99 pounds.
A crime scene DNA match has, at long last, allowed homicide detectives to determine who stabbed a La Jolla mother of two to death at her home four decades ago, San Diego police announced Thursday.
On Thursday, members of Your Voice Has Power – a group that opposes the release of sexually violent predators in east San Diego County - hosted a community event in opposition to the potential release of Alan Earl James.
The 2019 super bloom in Walker Canyon, which is attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the City of Lake Elsinore, is causing significant traffic congestion on Interstate 15 and surrounding roadways.
A few lingering morning showers dissipate by sunrise. Afternoon high temperatures warmer under mostly sunny skies. Saturday will be a little gusty and there is a small chance for some light rain.
Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips because they could be contaminated with metal pieces, the USDA announced Thursday. It was found after the USDA food safety inspectors received two complaints from customers.
A San Diego gym, Fitness is My Sickness (FIMS), is offering classes that are specifically geared toward the deaf and hard of hearing community.
On Thursday, fans were able to meet and greet with Mexican football legend Luis “El Matador” Hernandez at the Wells Fargo Museum in Old Town ahead of Friday’s Mexico vs Chile game.
Power outages across northern and central San Diego County left more than 7,000 homes and businesses temporarily without power Thursday.
While many locals have ventured north to find fields of poppies, plenty of springtime beauty is popping up all over San Diego County.