I remember at the start of quarantine, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago brought a ton of joy to our lives by sharing videos of their penguins. The penguins took field trips all around the aquarium and Chicago, and it was nothing short of amazing.

If those videos don't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will!

But the Shedd has some exciting penguin news, there's some new baby penguins at the aquarium! And spoiler alert - they're adorable.

BABIES! So the names are Porter, Popi, Sir Elio, and Dee. Here's where those names come from according to WGN -

  • Porter, male, who was named in honor of aquarium founder John G. Shedd’s wife, Mary Porter Shedd.
  • Popi, male, who was named in honor of Dr. Pablo ‘Popi’ Garcia Borboroglu, who is the founder and president of the Global Penguin Society.
  • Sir Elio, male, who was named by John and Carrie Morgridge and the Morgridge Family Foundation
  • Dee, female, who was named in honor of Dr. Dee Boersma, the director of the Center for Ecosystem Sentinels and a professor of biology at the University of Washington.

If you want to take a trip to go see the new penguins, you can potentially see the penguins by their slightly lighter grey feathers in the Polar Play Zone section.

Grab your Shedd Aquarium tickets HERE. 

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