Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Baby penguin gets new name

Jonathan Jones, WBIR  May 27, 2014

What kind of name do you give a baby penguin? Well, at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, you might be surprised that the penguin names are very similar to people names.

Instead of "Snowball" or "Waddles", penguins have names like Joe and Bob. The reason is because new penguins are usually named after employees.

However, the latest addition is breaking the mold.

Ripley's Aquarium decided to have a contest and let the people decide the name of the newest little guy. After several entries, the winner was "Butch", named for Tennessee's own Butch Jones.

Hopefully Butch Jones and Butch from the aquarium have bright futures.

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