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The gender of the Maryland Zoo's 1,000th penguin chick revealed

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Mar 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 13:24:03-04

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore revealed the gender of its 1,000th penguin.

A bucket of water set up at the Penguin Coast for the reveal turned pink so this milestone chick is a girl.

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She hatched in mid-February – marking the first time that any zoo or aquarium in North America has hatched 1,000 African penguin chicks.

Now that the zoo knows she is a girl they are looking to name her.

The names were selected by a variety of zoo staff members.

  • Millie – Based on the number 1,000, Millie short for Millennium
  • Kay – Also based on the number 1,000, Kay as in K, the abbreviation, or kiloyears
  • Mango –  Following the ‘tree theme’ that the other chicks were named for this year
  • Amanzi – The Zulu word for water

To vote click here.

The naming contest ends on April 13 at 8 a.m.