Young penguin at The Deep in Hull named after Sir David Attenborough
Renowned broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough says he is "greatly flattered" after staff at The Deep named a penguin chick after him.
Aquarists at The Deep have finally been able to discover the sex of the two gentoo penguin chicks which hatched in June from DNA in a tail feather.
The first chick to have hatched from parents Nessie and Shackleton is a male, and has been named after Sir David Attenborough. The second chick from parents Leo and Diane is female, and has been named Lizzie in honour of the Queen.
The Deep wrote to inform Sir David Attenborough of his... read more
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