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.
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.