Bowie the penguin, named after late rock star, is U.S. zoo’s newest resident

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) – In honour of rock legend David Bowie’s 69th birthday and just two days before his death, an Ohio zoo named its newly hatched penguin “Bowie.” The legendary musician died on Sunday after a battle with cancer. Bowie the penguin hatched Friday making it the first birth of 2016 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The zoo solicited names on Facebook with “Bowie” and “Elvis” the most popular suggestions since Jan. 8 also is Elvis Presley’s birthday.

January 11, 2016 7:39 pm

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