Tawny frogmouth chick hatches at Brevard Zoo

This little cutie hatched May 28. His parents? Nathan and Hotdog.

Photo: Brevard Zoo
Photo: Brevard Zoo

VIERA, Fla. – Welcome to Brevard Zoo, Furby!

Just over a week old, the tawny frogmouth chick — nicknamed Furby by zoo officials — hatched at the zoo on May 28, News 6 partner FLORIDA TODAY reports.

Furby is the first member of its species to hatch there, a news release states, and because its parents Nathan and Hotdog have not successfully hatched a chick at the zoo, young Furby is being hand-reared by animal care staff.

The sex currently is unknown.

According to the zoo, tawny frogmouths are native to Australia and are carnivorous, meaning they consume small mammals, reptiles and insects.