Friday, January 27, 2012

Name the baby penguin

Rosamond Gifford Zoo announced the earlier-than-usual arrival of the zoo’s Humboldt Penguin Chicks.

Two chicks were introduced at a press conference including the first chick of the year, which hatched on January 9 to parents Wylie and Mara as well as the most recent hatchling, which arrived on January 17 to parents Frederico and Poquita. Three other chicks also hatched on January 13 to Mario and Montana, January 14 to Jake and Bianca and January 15 to Phil and Carmen. Over a seven year span, a total of 34 chicks have hatched.

 Details on the penguin chick naming contest can be found on the zoo’s website at