Clownfish and certain damselfish are the only species of fishes that can avoid the potent poison of a sea anemone. This is due to a layer of mucus on the clownfish’s skin that makes it immune to the fish-eating anemone’s lethal sting.

Catering at the Zoo

Our 2018 penguin hatchling's name is ... Felix!

Thanks to everyone who voted! 


The new chick is the 55th penguin hatchling since the zoo began breeding the threatened birds in 2006 as part of the Species Survival Plan for Humboldt penguins overseen by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). The Rosamond Gifford Zoo owes its success in helping maintain this species to the incredible support of our community and our dedicated animal care staff.

Voting for the new chick's name will be open through Wednesday, March 28. Then we will tally the votes and announce the winning name here and on social media by Friday, March 30.

Thanks for participating in our naming vote!!


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