Friday, December 18, 2015

"4 New African Penguins Join Racine Zoo"

From Racine County Eye:

By Heather Asiyanbi in Community · December 17, 2015 · No comments 

 "The Racine Zoo‘s African penguin family has four new members, bringing the size of the group to 10.

"Bob was born in 2006 and is the largest of the four, weighing in at 10 pounds; Eon is eight years old and loves to swim and eat his fish off the floor; Stevie is the youngest at six years old, is shy with people but loves other penguins; and Norm, the old man of the group, is also the friendliest.
"African penguins are considered medium-sized and are the only species of penguin that live at the southern most tip of Africa. They can dive more than 100 feet and hold their breath for more than two minutes as a time. In the wild, penguins eat up to 14 percent of their body weight, and their favorites are anchovies, small fish, squid, and shellfish."

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Penguins are cool no matter where they're from.


lizardmom said...

am I the only one tickled that one is named Bob?

OrbsCorbs said...

Penguins are great.

kkdither said...

I love the name too, Liz. Clever, and I knew a pretty cool Bob, too.