The bird is one of two baby emperor penguins born at the Chinese zoo

By People Staff
Updated September 09, 2011 07:00 PM

Just looking!

This little bird isn’t ready to leave Mom’s side yet, but a quick peek doesn’t hurt, right? The emperor penguin is one of two born successfully at a zoo in China’s Liaoning Province, and it’s looking healthy and ready to grow.

Its mother, however, might feel a little differently. Who wouldn’t want to keep staring at the baby bird’s face for a while longer?

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