The Rosemond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse has a new addition to their penguin exhibit! A male baby Humboldt penguin hatched at the zoo on February 25th. The zookeepers have nominated five possible names for the chick. The names have something to do with the Humboldt penguin's natural habitat of Chile and Peru. The names are:
Félix – “Lucky”
Inigo – “Fiery”
Oscar – “Friend of deer”
Rafael – Healing angel
Garcìa -- Common Peruvian surname
You can cast your vote for the name here. The zoo will be accepting your votes until Wednesday the 28th, with the baby chick's new name announced on Friday the 30th.
There’s a new baby Humboldt penguin chick hatchling at the zoo! This male chick hatched on Feb. 25. We’re holding a naming vote at rosamondgiffordzoo.org/naming-contest. Vote for Felix, Inigo, Oscar, Rafael or Garcia. #penguin #chick #penguins #humboldtpenguin #penguinsofinstagram #babynames #vote #syracusezoo #savingspecies #bestdayever