Put penguin to paper and name chicks
They’re cute, fluffy and they’re set to entertain thousands of visitors to Kelly Tarlton’s this summer.
But the latest addition to the popular Auckland tourist attraction’s family — three Gentoo penguin chicks — are missing one very important thing: names.
Hatched in October, the three chicks weigh about 3kg each.
“It’s amazing to see how quickly each penguin has grown and their personalities are growing just like they are,” penguin keeper Kristen Buckley said.
“Two of the chicks are very vocal and inquisitive . . . while the other one is quite shy and doesn’t venture off the nest too much.”
Kelly Tarlton’s is giving Weekend Herald readers the chance to name them. To get you started, Kelly Tarlton’s offered up a few ideas such as basing names on a famous trio (like The Three Musketeers, or The Chipmunks), names that begin with the same letter (similar to the Kardashian family), or SubAntarctic names like where the Gentoos are from (such as the Macquarie, Antipodes and Prince islands).
Submissions close at 7pm on Thursday, December 13.
The winning entry will receive two free passes to visit Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium.
A Gentoo penguin chick gets curious about a Kelly Tarlton resident.