November 20, 2018

Kevin Riordan: Aquarium news: It's a girl . . . penguin

Her name may be Casanova, but the chick is very much a lady.

“Pretty baby pink!” exclaimed biologist Kate Budion as the Adventure Aquarium made the gender of its youngest penguin public with a splash Wednesday.

Only the 15th chick the aquarium’s penguin colony has produced since it was established in 1998, Casanova was born Jan. 11, 2013.

“She was named ‘Casanova’ because we introduced her to the public on Valentine’s Day, and we were looking for a name that could be abbreviated in either a male or a female way,” said Sara Honovich, the aquarium’s director