Even Penguins Have Children Who Won’t Leave the Nest

THE NEW YORK TIMES | on Mon, Mar 20, 3:14 PM

Photo An adult Galápagos penguin regurgitates food for a juvenile. Credit Godfrey Merlen, Galapagos National Park Galápagos penguin chicks have it good. Even when they are old enough to hunt on their own, they beg their parents for food — and the parents give in.Recently researchers in the Galápagos watched as fully fledged birds squeaked and pleaded until their parents turned to them and regurgitated a meal into their mouths. One big young bird, recorded on video, was fed, then followed his ...

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