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Name That Penguin!

2013-07-23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 23, 2013
Contact:  Katie Smith
Office 504-378-2693
Cell 504-278-0542
ksmith@auduboninstitute.org

 

Name that Penguin!

Audubon Aquarium Invites 
Public to Vote on Penguin Chick's Name

Voting runs through July 28 and the winning name will be announced July 29

(New Orleans, La.) – Audubon Aquarium recently welcomed three new family members. Hatched in March, the chicks are growing quickly and have joined the penguin colony on exhibit. Two of the three chicks have already been named- Marina and Skua. The youngest female chick's "parents" (Audubon Animal Husbandry staff) are inviting the world's penguin fans to choose the name of their fuzzy newborn. The contestants are:

  • Gwynne:  Short for “penGWYNNE.” Gwynne is one of Marina’s close friends in the movie, The Pebble and the Penguin.
  • HubigA shout out to the Simon Hubig company, of famed New Orleans' Hubig's Pie.
  • Pippa: A tribute to both the royal sister and the baby penguin's efforts to "pip" out of her shell
  • Namibia: Namibia is the furthest-north country in Western Africa, where the African Penguin is often found nesting.

Have a favorite? Cast your vote below!

Click to view video of Audubon's penguin chicks

Watch the Audubon Penguin Colony Live on the Animal Planet Penguin Cam

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Tickets to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are $22.50 for adults, $16.00 for children and $17.00 for seniors.  Admission is free for Audubon Nature Institute members. Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting AudubonInstitute.org or at any Audubon Nature Institute attractions.  Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located at 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Audubon Nature Institute
Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Center for the Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park.

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