Help name the newest penguin at the Saint Louis Zoo | News Headlines

ST. LOUIS ( – The Saint Louis Zoo requires your assistance calling their latest penguin!

On Dec. 11, 2020 a female southern rockhopper penguin hatched at the Penguin & Puffin Coast, the very first for the zoo in 11 years! Bird keepers have actually chosen 4 prospective names for the chick and require your assistance choosing which one to call her. The names in the running are: Pebbles, Opal, Luna and Lumi. Ballot is open till 11:59 p.m. on March 2.

The chick was positioned in a synthetic incubator at the Bird Home after her moms and dads, Star and Rocky, had previous problem effectively breeding eggs on their own. Keepers at the zoo kept track of the chick’s development and took X-rays to guarantee she was located properly for hatching.

According to the zoo, when the penguin initially broke through her shell, she was thoroughly positioned inside the nest of another set of southern rockhopper penguins who were nesting in a more secure area than her birth parents. The chick hatched 2 days later on, and her foster moms and dads excitedly fed her all the time.

The chick will mature in the exact same environment as her birth parents. Zoo authorities stated they hope Star and Rocky will one day have the ability to effectively produce and rear their own chicks.

Click on this link to cast your elect the penguin’s name and discover more about her backstory. 

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.