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Public Votes to Name Audubon Aquarium Penguin Chick "Hubig"
Name that Penguin Results are Cute as Pie!
July 29, 2013- (New Orleans, La.) - With a landslide victory, the public voted to name Audubon Aquarium's youngest female penguin chick, Hubig. More than 3,000 votes were cast in the weeklong vote with 42% in favor to name the penguin after the beloved iconic New Orleans brand, the Simon Hubig Pie Company.
Hatched in March, Hubig is one of three chicks that recently joined the penguin colony on exhibit. Two of the three chicks have already been named- Marina and Skua. On July 22, the youngest female chick's "parents" (Audubon Animal Husbandry staff) invited the world's penguin fans to choose the name of their fuzzy newborn. The contestants were:
• Gwynne: Short for "penGWYNNE." Gwynne is one of Marina's close friends in the movie, The Pebble and the Penguin.
• Hubig: A shout out to the Simon Hubig company, of famed New Orleans' Hubig's Pie.
• Pippa: A tribute to both the royal sister and the baby penguin's efforts to "pip" out of her shell
• Namibia: Namibia is the furthest-north country in Western Africa, where the African Penguin is often found nesting.
Visitors can visit Hubig, Marina, and Skua on exhibit in the penguin colony at Audubon Aquarium.
"Hubig" The Penguin
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Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
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Audubon Nature Institute operates a family of museums, parks and research facilities dedicated to celebrating the wonders of nature. Through innovative live animal exhibits, education programs, and scientific discovery, Audubon makes a meaningful contribution to preserving wildlife for the future. Audubon Nature Institute flagships include Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, Entergy IMAX® Theatre, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Center for the Research of Endangered Species, Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Special Survival Center, Woldenberg Riverfront Park and Audubon Wilderness Park.