Penguin Named After Tennis Star Raducanu Travels For Love

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A penguin named after tennis star Emma Raducanu is to journey from London to Denmark looking for love.

Eight-month-old Raducanu, who was named in 2021 after the US Open tennis champion, will probably be alongside 5 different gentoo penguins making a 1,000-mile journey from the Sea Life London Aquarium to Legoland Billund in Denmark.

The penguins named Ramsey, Clarice, Potato, Chickpea and Marmalade will assist type a brand new colony as a part of Sea Life’s international conservation breeding programme.

The feminine penguins of the group will probably be matched up with male gentoos from completely different aquariums to type the brand new breeding colony (Pic: PA)

The feminine penguins of the group will probably be matched up with male gentoos from completely different aquariums to type the brand new breeding colony, earlier than lastly transferring to the Kattegatcentret Aquarium in Denmark, which they may ultimately name residence, in a brand new purpose-built habitat.

Catherine Pritchard, normal supervisor at Sea Life London Aquarium, mentioned: ‘We’re unhappy to be waving off six of our gentoo colony, we’re additionally extremely proud to have the ability to play such an important function sooner or later conservation of those superb penguins.

It’s important that when the younger penguins are totally matured, they go on to hitch different colonies to search out mates of their very own (Pic: PA)

‘The continued success of our gentoo breeding programme right here at Sea Life London Aquarium is all the way down to the implausible work of our skilled animal care crew and we will’t wait to comply with the journeys of Ramsey, Clarice, Potato, Chickpea, Marmalade and Raducanu as they search for love in Europe and hopefully at some point give beginning to their very personal chicks.’

It’s important that when the younger penguins are totally matured, they go on to hitch different colonies to search out mates of their very own as a result of this can create a various gene pool, which is essential to the success of the breeding programme.

When given the all clear, the six birds will journey in ‘sky kennels’ which have been specifically tailored with the penguins’ welfare in thoughts (Pic: PA)

Forward of creating the transfer to Denmark, the penguins will bear a routine test of their feed, weight and well being information, in addition to a once-over from a specialist vet to make sure they’re match to journey.

When given the all clear, the six birds will journey in ‘sky kennels’ which have been specifically tailored with the penguins’ welfare in thoughts to make sure the transfer is as seamless as doable and they are going to be intently monitored by veterinary specialists all through.

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