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Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

Closing Reception: …

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

Closing Reception:…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Le Petit Theatre's new season gets off to a whirlwind start with "Nine… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Chris Mule and the Perpetrators. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen. more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 29 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

The Historic Carver…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
Come out this Labor Day weekend for a night of fun, laughther, and good old… more

The Roosevelt New…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, will feature the life and… more

The Saenger Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Cresent City get ready for a Night of Euphoria with the one and only Will… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Jay B. Elston Duo. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Way Too Early. more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

Dinneral Shavers…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
This annual event is a free school supply giveaway targeted towards all New… more

Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

Public Votes to Name Audubon Aquariem Penguin Chick "Hubig"

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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.
Final Results:
Gwynn: 20%
Hubig: 42%
Pippa: 28%
Namibia: 11%

Visitors can visit Hubig, Marina, and Skua on exhibit in the penguin colony at Audubon Aquarium.

 

 

"Hubig" The Penguin
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Click to View Video of Audubon's Penguin Chicks

 

Watch the Audubon Penguin Colony Live on the Animal Planet Penguin Cam

 

 

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
Tickets to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas are $22.50 for adults, $16.00 for children and $17.00 for seniors. Admission is free for Audubon Nature Institute members. Advanced tickets are recommended and can be purchased by visiting AudubonInstitute.org or at any Audubon Nature Institute attractions. Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is located at 1 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.


Audubon Nature Institute
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.

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