As a female Magellanic penguin, I pride myself on being the perfect balance of wild and friendly. My name is Rio and I am known for my impeccable manners towards my keepers, while still exhibiting natural penguin behaviors. I am a successful breeder, raising my own offspring, as well as being an excellent foster mom to other chicks in need. I have been a great ambassador for my species and have helped to increase awareness of the challenges they face in the wild. Although I am not picky about my fish, I do have one pet peeve: other penguin couples getting too close to my nest!
Species: Magellanic Penguin
- John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MI, USA