SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s second Humboldt penguin chick of 2021 has been named.
The winning name was Inti.
The chick hatched on March 19 becoming the 27th member of the penguin colony.
People could vote for one of five names for this penguin. The names reflected the animal’s South American heritage: Apich (sweet potato), Inti (Inca Sun God/Sunshine), Eneldo (dill), Pimiento (pepper), and Pepito (pumpkinseed).
A total of 4,122 votes were cast over four days and the winning name received over half of the votes.
Inti and his sister, Opal, who was born in February will join the adult birds on exhibit once they are weaned, have all their waterproof feathers, and get some indoor swimming practice.