The unnamed South African penguin, now two weeks old, was the first born at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park in a number of years.
The birds are in decline and likely to be extinct within the next 15 years but the wildlife park is working to try to protect it.
Leitza Gorman, sea lion and penguin keeper at the park, travelled to South Africa last month for Penguin Promise Action Campaign.
Keeper Leitza Gorman on her charitable South African mission.
She said: “It was a fantastic experience to be involved and I was very honoured to be the first international participant.
“I even had a penguin named after me.
“African Penguins are very close to my heart. We are also fundraising for African penguin and seabird sanctuary.”
The park will continue to support the charity by creating a float for this year’s carnival in the theme of penguins.
South African penguins, also known as jackass penguins for their donkey-like bray, have been in decline since the early 1990s.
They are the only penguin species that breed in Africa but are now classified as endangered by the IUCN Red List of threatened species.