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African Penguin

Hi, I’m Elmyr, and I’m one of the smallest penguins in our colony. I can be a bit shy at first, but when I want to eat, I’ll be right up in the front waiting for my food. My name comes from Elmer’s Glue, which repaired a crack on my egg, allowing me to hatch and join this wonderful community.

Despite my size, I have a big appetite and enjoy feasting on Pacific Herring or Capelin that I’ve chewed up to the point of being unrecognizable. My story is a testament to the dedication and care of those who work at zoos and aquariums, and I’m grateful for the second chance they gave me to thrive.

Age: 7
Sex: Female
Species: African Penguin