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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, and Jayde and Paddles, both females, were named by Aquarium donors. Paddles’ name is a combination of her parents’ names, Patsy and Noodles, and was selected from names submitted by Adopt an Animal donors. Jayde was named by the winning bidder at the live auction held during the Aquarium’s annual Sea Fare fundraising event.

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.

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