SeaWorld San Diego filmed the ‘once in a decade event’ of the birth of a female emperor penguin, which is an endangered species.
In the video, the chick tries to break out of her egg. But she begins to have trouble because of a beak malformation.

“Normally the chick would start to break through the shell on its own,” Justin Brackett, curator of birds at SeaWorld, said in the Instagram post. “For our chick, it broke through the initial membrane, but was never able to get through the shell.”

“We decided we needed to go in and start helping,” he said. “That entire process takes almost three days. At the end of that three-day period, we were able to successfully hatch the chick.”

Isn’t she adorable?