Meet Alex, Mexico's first Antarctic penguin

Meet Alex

Location: Mexico City

the first Antarctic penguin to be born in Mexico

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) VET, PATRICIA VELAZQUEZ, SAYING:

"He was born on December 2 last year, weighing 82 grams. He's currently a month and five days old and weighs about a kilo and a half."

The Gentoo penguin was born at the Inbursa Aquarium

as part of a five-year conservation project

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) STAFF MEMBER AT INBURSA AQUARIUM, ANDRES FLORES, SAYING:

"The end of September was when we started putting in the rocks in the enclosure and then at the end of October was when there were eggs, and Alex arrived. It took 38 days for the egg to hatch."

Video Transcript

INTERPRETER: He was born on December 2nd last year, weighing 82 grams. He's currently a month and five days old and weighs about a kilo and a half.

[NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]