PHOTOS: Penguin chick hatches at Shedd Aquarium

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Shedd's rockhopper penguin has been steadily gaining weight since birth, when it weighed between 57 to 59 grams. Recently, the chick surpassed 200 grams.
wls-Courtesy Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Shedd Aquarium is now the home of a new baby penguin chick, Chick #23, that hatched on June 9.

PHOTOS: Penguin chick hatches at Shedd Aquarium

The chick, who will be named at a later date, weighed 57 grams at birth and was born to parents Edward and Annie, Shedd officials said. The chick's gender will also not be revealed until a genetic test is performed after it reaches a year old.

Chick #23 most recently weighed in at a lofty 200 grams and its attempting to groom itself - the Shedd's animal care team says both are signs of growth.

The baby chick will continue living in its parents' nest in the Polar Play Zone before wandering on its own in another month or so, officials said.