Calgary Zoo announces name for penguin chick

The Calgary Zoo's Humboldt penguin chick Emilio. Photo credit: Mike Kyffin / Calgary Zoo

CALGARY – The Calgary Zoo has announced the name of their baby Humboldt penguin.

The chick, which hatched on June 26, will be known as Emilio.

Zoo keepers selected three names for the chick, and then asked animal lovers to vote for their favourite in a poll on their website.

The choices were Alejandro, Emilio or Lorenzo.

Zoo staff announced the winning name via social media on Friday.


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