Tennessee Aquarium Announces Preferred Penguin Names

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - by Thom Benson

The four female penguins that hatched at the Tennessee Aquarium previously in 2015 now have proper names thanks to a particularly popular Facebook post. 

Nearly 10,000 votes were procured in the Aquarium’s online penguin naming contest - a process that began on Dec. 3.

Voters positively preferred the following names out of the choices that were posted:

-        Macaroni chick = “Bacon,” who wears lime green flipper bands

-        Gentoo chick #1 = “Scooter,” who wears white flipper bands

-        Gentoo chick #2 = “Roxie,” who wears red and orange flipper bands

-        Gentoo chick #3 = “Bobber,” who wears dark blue flipper bands

One voter was picked out of those who participated in the poll to win a behind the scenes penguin encounter at the Tennessee Aquarium.

Each of the penguins have slightly different personas. People can view their playful personality profiles and see precisely who their proper parents are by perusing the Aquarium’s blog at: http://bit.ly/tnaqcknms15

Snow is forecast for inside the Penguins’ Rock exhibit on Saturday. Aquarium guests will be able to see the Gentoos and Macaronis enjoying a taste of the North Pole beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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