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Gentoo Penguin

Greetings, my name is Hugh and I hold the record for the oldest penguin in all of Ireland! Despite my age, I still have a bit of a wild side and enjoy trying to split up penguin couples to get the female I want – a true Hugh Hefner, if you will. But don’t let that fool you, I’m actually quite docile and love spending time with my keepers, who I’ve grown quite used to over the years. I have a bit of a mischievous side too, and like to nip at their legs if they’re blocking my path.

My favorite treats are frozen sprat blocks and krill – I could eat them all day! Although I must admit, I’m not a fan of nail trimming time. Despite my cranky moments, I’ve captured the hearts of everyone who has come to visit, with many people traveling from all over Ireland just to see the oldest penguin in the land. I like to think of myself as a top-notch builder, and catch all the girls’ eyes – and even some of the boys’ too! Overall, I’m a sweetheart at heart and would love to be considered as a March of the Penguins Madness nominee.

Age: 33

Sex: Male

Species: Gentoo Penguin

  • Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, Ireland