Viewers helped name one of Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium's penguins!

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:24 PM

Voting has ended. Brittney Shipp revealed the name you chose for the penguin on "Good Morning! Arizona Saturday." The winning name was Captain.

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. -- Jim Carrey's new movie, "Mr. Popper's Penguins," is coming out this weekend and to celebrate, Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is naming one of its own penguins after a penguin in the movie. The best part is you get to pick the name!

Mr. Popper's PengunisIn the movie, Carrey plays driven businessman Mr. Popper, who turns his swanky New York apartment into a winter wonderland after inheriting six penguins -- Loudy, Bitey, Captain, Nimrod, Lovey and Stinky. It's these six penguins who teach him what's really important in life -- and it's not business.

The family friendly comedy is based on a classic children's book that was originally published in 1938, but it's been adapted to fit life today.

The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium penguin that will be named after one of Popper's penguins is a black-footed penguin, also known as a jackass penguin for its donkey-like bray. Native to the southwestern coast of Africa, this is the only species of penguin to call Arizona home.

In September, the black-footed penguin, officially called the African Penguin, was officially listed as an endangered species.

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium has 12 black-footed penguins, and come Saturday, one of them will be sporting a new name. What will be?

Voting ended at noon on Friday. Brittney Shipp will be out at Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium on Saturday and will reveal the name you chose.

 

 

 

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