Friday, July 13, 2012

Japan's Runaway Penguin Gets New Name

A penguin whose escape from an aquarium in Japan gained him a following around the world has been formally named after months of being known just by his number. 
Previously called Humboldt penguin No. 337, the feisty runaway would be named Sazanami, which translates as "small waves" in Japanese, said Tokyo Sea Life Park on its website. "The penguin came back to the aquarium just as waves ebb and flow, which was another reason for the name," the aquarium said in a statement Tuesday, adding that Sazanami sounds similar to the way "337" is pronounced in Japanese.


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