Friday, January 28, 2011

Pecking order is the name of the game

This gentoo Penguin chick has been named Huckle by Herald Sun readers.Picture: Alex Coppel Source: Herald Sun
AUSTRALIA'S first mainland-born gentoo penguin is proving a leader among the flock - and Herald Sun readers fought a tight contest for naming rights for the baby.
Chick "Huckle" stands taller than its four fluffy cousins and is proving a protective older playmate to them.
Reader Carolyn Brown of Canterbury came up with the name Huckle, a clever combination of the bird's mum Pickle and dad Finn.
Hundreds of readers made their own contributions, all keen to personally help mark the special ceremony of a celebrated birth.
Four gentoo penguin chicks have been born, the first generation of the species on special display at Melbourne Aquarium.
For her efforts, Ms Brown can look forward to a VIP tour of the exhibit, including a meet and greet of the aquarium's specialist penguin staff.


No comments: