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Maryland Zoo announces winning name for new penguin

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 18:00:03-05

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Zoo has announced the winning name for the newest penguin!

Welcome Sage!

Sage hatched on October 19 and the Zoo held a public online naming contest for the first hatchling. Nearly 7,000 votes were received and Sage beat out three other contenders: Sesame, Tarragon and Thyme.

While Sage and the other penguin chicks are not viewable to the public, the rest of the colony, including juvenile and adult penguins, can be seen at Penguin Coast. The penguins are fed in front of the public twice daily and behind-the-scenes Penguin Coast Tours and Penguin Encounters are offered throughout the year for an additional fee.

To see pictures of Sage and the other growing penguin chicks, you can visit the Maryland Zoo website or Facebook!