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May 20, 2013

Corey receives a piece of artwork by Linus

Welcome, Linus! And congratulations to Corey Morgan from Fairfield who suggested the name for the Academy’s newest penguin chick in honor of Carolus Linnæus, the taxonomist who originally described the African Penguin species in 1758.

After a behind-the-scenes experience in the aquarium’s food preparation area, Corey and her daughter attended a ceremony at which Linus’ name was unveiled in front of the penguin tank. As a memento, she received a piece of one-of-a-kind artwork painted by Linus himself.

You’ll recognize Linus in the exhibit or via the penguin cams by his grey plumage (in place until he is about a year old) or by the white band with a red stripe on his right wing.

Thank you to all 2,267 people who submitted their name suggestions!

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