Wed, February 11, 2009
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First emperor penguin egg laid in China

2009-02-11 07:57:59 GMT2009-02-11 15:57:59 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A male emperor penguin keeps an egg warm at Nanjing Underwater World in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province, February 10, 2009. An aquarium staff member said he found a female emperor penguin laid an egg early Monday morning. It's the first emperor penguin egg laid in China. Six emperor penguins live at the aquarium, which were all brought back from Antarctica by Chinese scientists. The female emperor penguin lays one egg each time and transfers it to the male to hatch and incubate it. [CFP]

A male emperor penguin and his partner look at an egg as he is keeping it warm at Nanjing Underwater World in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province, February 10, 2009. [CFP]

A male emperor penguin incubates an egg as the others look on at Nanjing Underwater World in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province, February 10, 2009. [CFP]

A male emperor penguin keeps an egg warm at Nanjing Underwater World in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province, February 10, 2009. [CFP]

A male emperor penguin watches an egg carefully as he keeps it warm at Nanjing Underwater World in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province, February 10, 2009. [CFP]

A female emperor penguin laid an egg early Monday morning at Nanjing Underwater World in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province. It's the first emperor penguin egg laid in China.

An aquarium staff member said he found a female emperor penguin laid an egg early Monday morning. Six emperor penguins live at the aquarium, which were all brought back from Antarctica by Chinese scientists. The female emperor penguin lays one egg each time and transfers it to the male to hatch and incubate it.

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