Penguin Chick Named for David Bowie

When a tiny, fuzzy blue fairy penguin chick hatched Friday, staff at the Cincinnati Zoo decided to name it Bowie, because it was born on performer David Bowie’s 69th birthday. Two days later, the chick’s name took on new significance when the actor and musician lost his private battle with cancer, stunning fans all over the world. Now, the little bird is getting lots of extra attention. A spokeswoman for the zoo even said keepers have started playing David Bowie’s music for Bowie. — Read it at People Pets

Bowie the penguin chick - 3 days oldBowie the 3-day-old little penguin is doing fine in the Zoo's nursery. He was born on Friday, David Bowie's birthday, so keepers decided that Bowie would be a good name for him. Thanks for all your name suggestions. #RIPDavidBowie

Posted by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Monday, January 11, 2016

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