US Zoo names baby penguin 'Bowie' as an adorable tribute to late legendary star

Washington, United States: A pygmy blue penguin born at a US zoo has been named "Bowie" in honor of British rock star David Bowie who died late on Sunday.

The penguin was named Bowie in honor of the 69th birthday of the late British musician David Bowie.  AFP

The penguin was named Bowie in honor of the 69th birthday of the late British musician David Bowie. AFP

The Cincinnati Zoo posted a picture on Instagram of the squawking ball of brown fuzz with the caption "Meet Bowie."

The blue penguin was born on Bowie's 69th birthday, January 8, and given his name in a tribute to the music legend.

With the singer's subsequent death of cancer, shocking fans around the world, the zoo said "the penguin chick's name has since taken on added meaning."

"Keepers even played David Bowie music for the chick, (whose) gender won't be confirmed for several weeks," it said.

AFP


Updated Date: Jan 13, 2016 14:59 PM

Also Watch

IPL 2018: Royal Challengers Bangalore eye revival against Chennai Super Kings as 'Cauvery Derby' comes back to life
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 It's A Wrap: Beyond the Clouds stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See