The baby penguin chick that was born in April at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden needs a name.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden Baby Penguin 02
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden Baby Penguin 02
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Baby Penguin Gender Reveal

In the bird world, you can't just tell if it is a boy or girl right off the bat. In order to determine the sex of the chick, a blood sample has been sent to be evaluated. Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden has been building the suspense for three months, and now we can reveal that the baby penguin is a boy.

Name the Penguin Fundraiser

This very special baby penguin needs your help in naming him. Zoo officials have five names picked out and your donations and votes will determine his name.

PHOTO: MESKER PARK ZOO
PHOTO: MESKER PARK ZOO
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I really wanted PingWing on the list, so instead I will vote for Pickle!

  • Louie
  • Maverick
  • Jester
  • Rocky
  • Pickle

Here's How to Vote:

First, head over to MeskerParkZoo.com. You'll see the 'DONATE NOW' button in the top right corner.

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PHOTO: MESKER PARK ZOO
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This will take you to the poll and fundraiser.

Choose 'Name the Penguin'. Each vote for a name is $2.00, and you can vote as much as you would like. Next, use the drop-down tab to select your favorite name for the baby boy penguin.

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PHOTO: MESKER PARK ZOO
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Voting will be live through Monday, July 31, 2023. The winning name will be announced on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. #VotePickle

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