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Penguin Chicks Receive Names

Penguin Chicks Receive Names

Animals | Penguins

November 19, 2014

The four Magellanic Penguins that hatched at the Aquarium in June, two males and two females, have all received names and ID tags.

Skipper, a male, was named after the main character in the movie Penguins of Madagascar, which will debut this Thanksgiving. Mattson, the other male, was named by Aquarium donors Henry and Paulette Matson. Jayde, a female, was named by Aquarium donor and volunteer, Jayde Nicole. Paddles’ name is a combination of her parents’ names, Patsy and Noodles, and was selected from names submitted by Adopt an Animal donors.

Each of the young penguins is now wearing a name band on one flipper and a color-coded band on the other. They are all on view in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat with the rest of the flock and can also be seen on the live webcams in the exhibit.