New Penguin Chick Named At Rosamond Gifford Zoo


The votes are in, and the new Humboldt Penguin chick recently born the Rosamond Gifford Zoo has a name.

The zoo held a week of online voting and the name "Emilio" captured 31 percent of the vote. Emilio means friendly in Spanish. "Gustavo", or leader, came in second with 21 percent of the vote.

The new baby penguin chick hatched on May 5th to parents Montano and Mario.The zoo currently has 39 Humboldt Penguins and has hatched 54 chicks since 2006.


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