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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


June 14, 2012

Penguin chick named Ramon

Gigi Allianic, Rebecca Whitham
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Shown in photo is a 2-month-old Humboldt penguin at Woodland Park Zoo. It was named today in honor of a little boy who helped rescue it as an egg. The chick has been named Ramón, a Spanish name that means “protector”

Photo Credit: Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo

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