And the winner is...

Published September 09, 2010

We're happy to announce that our 11-week-old puffin chick now has a proper name! During the two-week voting period, we received nearly 1,200 online and text votes from our fans and followers. This morning, with the help of ABC2 News and Puffin, the Aquarium's mascot, we officially revealed the chick's name.

With nearly 500 votes, making up 43% of all votes, VINNY is the winning name! Vinny was one of five names up for vote. It was chosen to complement the names of his parents, Victor and Vixen. It's a fitting name for the young chick because his parents have done a great job helping him learn how to become a puffin! During Vinny's first few weeks of life, Victor and Vixen watched over their chick very closely in the nesting burrow. Each day they supplied him with fish and materials to keep his nest comfy. Thanks to their help, he is now very independent and spends a lot of time swimming with the other puffins! You can learn more about puffins at our Morning With the Puffins: Aviculturist Talk on September 25 from 7:45-9 a.m. Explore our newly renovated puffin exhibit and learn more about its feathered occupants during a morning talk with one of our respected aviculturists. Light breakfast fare will be provided and is included in the price. The cost is $8 for members and $30 for non-members (includes admission). Children under 3 are free. Reservations are required. Please call 410-727-FISH (3474) to make reservations.
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