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11/20/06 - GALVESTON

A New Addition: Chick Born To Penguins That Survived East Texas Truck Crash

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Two penguins that survived a truck crash in East Texas have hatched a chick at the aquarium at Galveston's Moody Gardens.

The baby penguin was born November 12th.

Officials say it's the first of eight chicks expected to hatch in the coming weeks from the penguins relocated last summer from the Indianapolis Zoo.

In August, a truck hauling two dozen penguins, tropical fish and an octopus rolled into a ditch near Marshall.

The penguins were traveling in heavy tubs that broke open when the truck crashed.

One penguin died in the crash and three more landed in the highway and were killed by oncoming traffic. Another penguin suffered a broken wing.

The octopus survived, but some of the fish died when the bags they were traveling in -- burst.

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