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The chick on the scales of its weekly weigh in. <br />
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A penguin chick who was born with splayed legs finally has Happy Feet after wearing a special pair of trousers which has fixed the deformity.<br />
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The cute animal was born at an aquarium and staff realised it had the problem when he was around three weeks old.<br />
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They believe it was caused by the parents sitting on it too heavily.<br />
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Once staff realised they began wrapping its legs in tight fitting trousers made from an elasticated material.<br />
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It was also regularly placed inside a shallow pot to gradually correct the positioning of his legs as he grew.<br />
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After six weeks of treatment, the little creature's legs are back to the usual position and it can waddle like any other Humboldt penguin.<br />
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Staff at the Sea Life Centre in Scarborough, Yorks. will not know the gender of the chick until a DNA test is carried out as part of a veterinary check.<br />
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He will be able to live with the rest of the colony in about a week's time.<br />
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Lyndsey Crawford, spokeswoman from the Sea Life Centre, said: "It's a common issue with many bird species.