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May 4, 2010

Pierre the Penguin: 1987-2006


Over the next 16 years “Pierre” and “Ursula” had 17 chicks, 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. These chicks were often sent on to other facilities to have offspring of their own. Many of their offspring currently live throughout the United States including: New York, Ohio, Georgia, North Dakota, Connecticut, Kentucky, Colorado, California, Idaho and Pennsylvania.  After a fruitful and long term relationship, “Pierre” became a widower in 2003 at the age of 20 years old. In 2006 “Pierre” started courting a younger female penguin named “Homey”. They formed a bond and set up a territory and nest together. The photo is of the Golden Gate Park African penguin exhibit in 2003, Pierre is swimming looking under the water. -Pamela Schaller

Filed under: CAS Penguin Colony — Penguins @ 12:27 pm


  1. Hi Pam,

    I heard you talking today. That was great! The audio would stop then come back on. I hope you work on that. It was fun to hear you tell us about the penguins and explain what you’re doing. I’ve always hoped you would get the audio working. I also enjoy these blogs. Thank you.

    Comment by Patrice — May 4, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

  2. i love penguins

    Comment by Danny — May 5, 2010 @ 11:48 am

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