New Tawny Frogmouth Chicks At BAMZ

May 8, 2015

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo is now playing host to two new inhabitants, a pair of tawny frogmouth chicks born approximately one month ago to parents Kermit and Duane, inhabitants of the Australasia exhibit.

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] newsletter said, “These two adorable Tawny Frogmouth chicks hatched about a month ago and are the offspring of Kermit and Duane who live in our Australasia exhibit.”

Photo courtesy Bermuda Zoological Society:

Tawny Frogmouth chicks bermuda may 2015

“What makes these two chicks particularly special is that Kermit, our male, is not genetically represented in the tawny frogmouth population, and that he is 18-years-old.

“His offspring are important as they will contribute to genetic diversity within the population that are in human care. In the wild, they can live 10 to 14 years, and in captivity, there have only been eight males prior to Kermit that have reproduced after the age of 17 years.

“As these chicks are still fairly young, they will remain off exhibit for the time being.”

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  1. JohnBoy says:

    They no happy.