CHICAGO (CBS) — Two new additions at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium now have names!
Two Magellanic penguin chicks were officially named after a week-long naming contest held by the aquarium resulted in more than 1,300 votes from aquarium members.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Spotty Showers Sunday Night, Monday
The chicks, previously known as Chick 420 and Chick 421 are now known as Calista and Carmen.READ MORE: On One-Year Anniversary Of Botched Smokestack Demolition, Little Village Community Leaders Call For Jobs, Better Environmental Protection
The names reflect the geographic native habitats of Magellanic penguins and are derived from Isla Calista of the Falkland Islands and Carmen, Argentina.
Calista and Carmen can be scene in Shedd’s Polar Play Zone periodically, where they were recently introduced to the habitat and the rest of the colony.MORE NEWS: Areas Teeming With Restaurants, Bars Are In Balancing Act Between High COVID-19 Vaccination Rates And Rising Case Numbers
The two chicks are a bit lighter and grayer than the other penguins and will not have full adult plumage for nearly a year, just like Nia, who is more than a year old and just went through her first molt.