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Update Aquarium names baby penguin

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Tennessee Aquarium aviculturist Loribeth Aldrich with the new, yet unnamed gentoo penguin. Tennessee Aquarium aviculturist Loribeth Aldrich with the new, yet unnamed gentoo penguin.

Update 01/07/11

One of the newest additions at the Tennessee Aquarium now has a name.   

Tennessee Aquarium aviculturists have selected "Shivers" as the name for the youngest female Gentoo at Penguins' Rock.

More than 800 names were submitted at the aquarium and online during the contest.

In the end, aviculturists settled on Shivers, which was the name suggested by Mary Ann Jamison of Bristol, TN.

 

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Officials at the Tennessee Aquarium say a penguin hatched over the summer is a girl!

Now, they want you to help name it.

Even at such a young age, keepers say she's fairly large and already outweighs some of the other Gentoo penguins at the aquarium.

Guests can cast a write-in ballot for the name starting this Saturday, either in the Ocean Journey gift shop or on the Aquarium's Facebook page.

Voting runs through January 2nd.

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