Friday, June 19, 2015

Curry, An African Penguin Chick, Gets A NBA Championship Trophy (videos)

Named after Step Curry, point guard for the Golden State Warriors, Curry the African penguin lives at the California Academy Of Sciences In San Francisco.
Jessica Pineda
June 19, 2015

Imagine you're only 1 month old, and you already have your NBA championship trophy. Well, that's a reality for Curry, a penguin chick at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California, who has received a NBA championship trophy from the Golden State Warriors, according to NBC Bay Area. Named after Step Curry, point guard of the Warriors, Curry is an African penguin, which live in colonies on 24 islands along Africa's southwestern Africa, according to California Academy of Sciences. "The Penguin Islands, a stretch of rocky outcroppings off the coast of Namibia once considered valuable for their guano deposits, get their name (and, er, their guano) from Spheniscus demersus [African penguin] — the only species of penguin to breed in Africa," according to their website.

The California Academy of Sciences also did a Google Hangout with biologist and Curry's caretaker, Crystal Crumchin.


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