I'm not much of a softie for cute animal photos, but this was irresistable.
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An emperor penguin hatched at SeaWorld stands next to stuffed toys in San Diego, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 4. The 3-week-old, 2-pound chick hatched in mid-September and is being raised by the SeaWorld's aviculturists in a behind-the-scenes nursery. This marks the 21st emperor penguin to hatch at the park since 1980. SeaWorld San Diego pronounces itself as world-renowned for its successful penguin breeding program. They report they have raised more than 500 penguin chicks representing eight species in the last 30 years. The chick is expected to go on public display in about four months.