AKRON -- An endangered Humboldt penguin chick is settling in at the Akron Zoo.
Pedro was born on July 8. He had been in a burrow since he was born but is now beginning to venture out into the Penguin Point exhibit at the Zoo.
This is the second penguin chick born at the Zoo. In April, the Zoo welcomed Anita.
Unlike their Antarctic relatives, Humboldt penguins are warm climate penguins and are commonly found in Peru and Chile.
The Humboldt is currently endangered due to the commercial harvesting of guano for agricultural fertilizer. Some estimates say the penguin could be extinct in the wild in a decade.