Baby penguin needs a name – got one?
The zoo is hosting a naming competition for the male South African penguin, which was born Oct. 30. The zoo says it's accepting suggestions on its website through Feb. 1.
The penguin keeper staff will pick their top three choices, which will then be presented to the public for the vote.
Click here to submit a name.
The zoo says it prefers ocean-themed names for the baby penguin, but all submissions are welcome.
The penguin chick, born to parents Skipper and Easy, is the first baby penguin since the zoo unveiled its South African penguin exhibit in 2011. Penguin parents Skipper and Easy are taking good care of the chick. The staff says both parents are helping to keep the chick warm and feed it regurgitated fish.
Critical thinking challenge: How does the zoo benefit from holding a contest to name the penguin, rather than letting the staff name the penguin?
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- Posted on January 20, 2013
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