5 Penguin Chicks Named At Tennessee Aquarium

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - by Thom Benson

The Tennessee Aquarium’s polls have closed and the results are in. The five penguin chicks from 2012 now have names. It was a close race:

Parents: Shamrock and Hercules.

Violet / 21.97 %

Tux (Tuxedo) / 17.05 %

Penny / 24.37 %

Cleo / 17.42 %

Mia / 19.19 %

A clear winner:

Parents: Chaos and Paulie.

Salt / 25.96 %

Chedder / 20.82 %

Elbow / 5.53 %

Chatty / 14.89 %

Gizmo / 32.81 %

A mandate from the people:

Parents: Flower and Nipper.

Wheezy / 10.52 %

Loki / 28.63 %

Flipper / 14.91 %

Domino / 15.05 %

Tootsie / 30.89 %

Thunderous appeal for this candidate:

Parents: Peep and Poncho

Thor / 34.49 %

Opus / 18.18 %

Waddle / 12.70 %

Beaker / 17.91 %

Slick / 16.71 %

A landslide for Piper:

Parents: Pebbles and Zeus

Aphrodite / 19.16 %

Piper / 48.22 %

Pezz / 10.41 %

Bam Bam / 12.18 %

Scamper / 10.03 %


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