In today’s adorable animal news, the Cincinnati Zoo welcomed its first animal birth of the year — a baby penguin.

After taking name suggestions through Facebook and Twitter, the penguin keepers decided to name the chick Bowie, after the legendary rocker. According to ABC News, the newborn, which is called a blue or fairy penguin, was born on Friday. Even though it was born on both David Bowie’s and Elvis Presley’s birthday, they went with the glam rock icon since there’s already a penguin named “The King.”

Bowie couldn’t have come at a better time. “The Zoo celebrates Penguin Days during January and February, so it’s fitting that a penguin chick would be the first little one to arrive in 2016,” said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard.


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