Penguin chick at Sewerby Zoo was named “Crackle” after Neil Diamond’s song

The female Humboldt chick – the second grandchild of the late Rosie, believed to be the world’s oldest Humboldt penguin – was hatched at Sewerby Hall and Gardens Zoo and named Crackle.

Chief Zookeeper John Pickering said: “We wanted to maintain a connection with Rosie and felt that the name Crackle would do just that thanks to the song ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’ by Neil Diamond.” We also think her name fits well too matches that of her older sibling Pickle.”

York Press: Crackle was born over Easter this yearCrackle was born over Easter this year (Image: Included)

Penguin parents Sigsbee and Twinnie have taken good care of Crackle since her arrival and she is already a huge hit with visitors to the zoo.

Penguin grandmother Rosie, one of the world’s oldest Humboldt penguins, died in March, just weeks before her 33rd birthday.

Mr Pickering collected Rosie and her partner Dion, who were both four months old at the time, from Birdworld in Surrey in 1990 and the couple successfully gave birth to chicks over the years.

John said: “It has been an absolute pleasure for all of us on the team to have looked after her for so many years – and to see her tend to her chicks herself. It is a great loss to the zoo and she will be greatly missed by all.”

Along with her companions Dion, Pingu, Penny, Rosie ensured the continued popularity of the penguins at the zoo. All were bred in captivity and played an important role in the zoo’s breeding program.

York Press: Rosie the Humboldt penguin passed away in March of this yearRosie the Humboldt penguin died in March of this year (Image: Included)

Humboldt penguins are considered critically endangered in the wild due to climate change and overfishing of their favorite prey. The life expectancy of Humboldt penguins in the wild is between 15 and 20 years.

In recent years, Rosie has become a media and social media star around the world. On her 30th birthday in 2020, she was featured on CBS News and ABC News in the US and Good Morning America.

On her recent birthdays, Rosie has also been featured on media and social media in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. In addition, Lorraine Kelly wished Rosie a Happy Birthday on Good Morning Britain on ITV and was in Hello! to see. Magazine. In addition, she has enjoyed great popularity in various publications in the United Kingdom.

To honor Rosie’s memory, Sewerby Hall Zoo held a special tribute – and the team invited the public to share their memories and photos of Rosie on social media using the hashtag “#RememberingRosie”. Penguin chick at Sewerby Zoo was named “Crackle” after Neil Diamond’s song

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