By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver zoo is providing an update on a penguin chick who made her debut a few months ago. Cindy the Humboldt penguin is growing up.

(credit: Denver Zoo)

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She has fledged her nest, which means she lost her downy feathers and grew in waterproof ones. Earlier this month zookeepers found her enjoying a morning swim in the pool.

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(credit: Denver Zoo)

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The chick is named after Cindy Bickel, a former Denver Zoo vet tech who worked at the zoo for 45 years.

Jennifer McRae