Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's a Girl! You can help name her.

The Tennessee Aquarium has learned that the gentoo penguin chick, hatched on June 30th, is a girl. As you can see, this juvenile is one BIG bird.
Remember when the Tennessee Aquarium's newest penguin was reluctant to enter the water with the other gentoos and macaronis? Here's a flashback to that first "walk about" inside the exhibit:

Here's senior aviculturist Amy Graves describing this athletic female gentoo:

Now that you know a little bit about her, you can help the Tennessee Aquarium name this water-loving penguin. Just go to: http://www.facebook.com/tennesseeaquarium and submit your suggestion. There's a nice 2011 Chattanooga getaway package for the winning name: http://www.tnaqua.org/news/newsreleases/10-12-07/It_s_a_Girl_Penguin_Naming_Contest_Begins.aspx

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