Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baby penguins at Dudley Zoo named after William and Kate following Royal engagement

Nov 20 2010 by Chris Henwood, Birmingham Mail 

BIRD keepers at Dudley Zoo celebrated the royal engagement by naming two rare baby penguins after William and Kate.
Baby penguins William and Kate with Dudley Zoo keeper Sam Grove
The Humboldt penguin chicks were born this week at the leading Midlands tourist attraction.
Zoo boss Peter Suuddock said: “We were thinking of names for the youngsters when the royal announcement was made so we called them William and Kate to mark the occasion.
“Dudley Zoo incorporates the 11th century Dudley Castle which has strong royal connections.
“Queen Elizabeths I and II have both visited and several dukes and earls have strong ties with the site, so we felt it fitting to send William and Kate an adoption pack for their namesakes and wish them well.”
The zoo’s colony of 60-plus parent-reared Humboldts is one of the largest in the UK.


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