The Pueblo Zoo is celebrating a major accomplishment for them:
The hatching of their 50th penguin. The colony of African Penguins is also known as the Black-footed Penguin and in the wild are found on the south-western coast of Africa.
To celebrate The Pueblo Zoo and The Pueblo Chieftain are holding a Name the 50th Penguin Contest. The baby penguin has been receiving special care from both its parents and the zoo staff since its birth and will be reintroduced to the colony on Tuesday, July 20th.
The baby penguin will be identifiable by a bright yellow tag on its left wing with the #50 on it. It is the offspring of Benny (father) and Patriot (mother). Penguins grow very quickly and it will be almost full-sized but will still have its grey baby feathers.
Contest Entry Deadline: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 3 p.m.
The name will be announced on Tuesday, Aug. 10th.
For instructions and contest rules, click here!