Peek-a-Boo! Baby Penguin Looks Out on New World


updated 09/08/2011 AT 10:00 PM ET

originally published 09/09/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET

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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