BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Three more precious penguin chicks at the Maryland Zoo have received their rare name.

Meet Garnet, Emerald and Jasper. 

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Credit: Maryland Zoo

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All of the new chicks are being named for gemstones because endangered African penguins are precious and rare.

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So far, at least nine penguin chicks have hatched at the Zoo during this year’s breeding season. 

CBS Baltimore Staff