Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:16

Akron Zoo: Name that Penguin... and Deer!

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(Akron Zoo) The Akron Zoo has welcomed two babies this summer! A male Humboldt penguin chick hatched on June 1, and a female Siberian musk deer fawn born on June 13. 

The two babies currently do not have a name, and we need your help to choose! Pick your favorite name for each animal below. The naming contest begins July 24 and will run through Aug. 8 at noon. 

The penguin chick has not yet made his public debut yet. Before venturing out into the penguin habitat, the chick needs to eat on his own, molt his down feathers and pass a swim test, which is anticipated to happen later this summer.  

The musk deer fawn is currently working up to her big debut and is expected to be out in the musk deer habitat in the next couple weeks.

Make sure to like the Akron Zoo on Facebook for updates on each baby and up-to-date news on when the babies will make their public debut. 

Visit AkronZoo.org to vote!  

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