Hey everyone, I’m Ernie! I was actually born and raised right here at the Akron Zoo, and I couldn’t be happier to call this place my home. I’m a Humboldt penguin, and I love spending time with my brother Rico and my best friend Xiomara. We’ve grown up together and have a really strong bond.
One of my favorite things to do is play with my enrichment toys, especially boat bumpers and knotted rope toys. I can spend hours playing with those things! I also like to follow my keepers around and see what they’re up to. I’m a curious penguin, and I love to learn new things.
I’ve got a big personality, and I’m always up for a good time. I’m a guest favorite here at the zoo, and I love meeting new people. I’ve also got a special connection with Xiomara, who was hatched just a month after me. We’ve grown up together and are the youngest penguins in our colony.
Overall, I’m just a happy-go-lucky penguin who loves to have fun and make people smile. I’m proud to be a part of the Akron Zoo family, and I can’t wait to see what adventures lie ahead for me and my penguin friends!
Species: Humboldt Penguin
- Akron Zoo, Akron, OH, USA