BIRD keepers at Dudley Zoo celebrated the royal engagement by naming two rare baby penguins after William and Kate.
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.
The Penguin Camera is located on Torgersen Island (64°46’S, 64°04’W), off the coast of Anvers Island and less than a mile from Palmer Station. Torgersen Island is home to a colony of Adélie penguins numbering approximately 2,500. This camera is seasonal and operates primarily from October to February, the Adélie breeding season. The camera is solar-powered and may sometimes experience brief outages due to inclement weather. School classrooms and other educational demonstrations will often take control of the camera, moving it to gain better views of the colony.