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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday awarded $326,776 in grants to groups that will manage and monitor waste, including sewage spills, along the U.S.-Mexico border.
An 11-year-old girl broke free from a would-be kidnapper Tuesday in Jamul, suffering a minor injury to an arm.
Flames engulfed parts of a two-story home early Wednesday morning in San Diego's Pacific Highlands Ranch neighborhood, prompting evacuations from nearby homes as firefighters battled the blaze, authorities said.
People from both sides of the gun debate spoke out Tuesday afternoon in front of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors.
The green light was given Tuesday to a South Bay redevelopment project that has been in the works for years.
A caravan of around 400 men, women and children arrived at a shelter in Tijuana on Tuesday as part of an annual caravan of migrants from Central America.
An Escondido man who killed a friend after challenging the victim to a fight, then posted sounds of the victim crying during the attack on a social media site, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder.
In an effort to crackdown on bike thefts throughout the city, San Diego police are expanding their Bait Bike Program.