Penguin Chick Gets Gender Reveal Party

By Chelsea Lacey-Mabe

CAMDEN (CBS) — Adventure Aquarium has a new addition–a baby penguin named Topper. However no one knows if Topper is a he or a she.

Topper is an African penguin which means male and female penguins look identical and their sex can only be determined by a DNA blood test after they’re six months old.

Topper was born back on December 24 but the mystery will finally be over Thursday morning when aquarium visitors cut into the cake at the gender reveal party!

Blue cake means it’s a boy. Pink cake means it’s a girl.

Afterwards Topper will join his penguin brothers and sisters for his first official weekend on exhibit with the Penguin Island colony May 7 and 8. That same weekend the aquarium is giving out special commemorative buttons to all moms to help them celebrate Mother’s Day.

And if Topper the penguin sounds a little familiar it’s because there’s a penguin by the same name who is befriended by Kris Kringle in Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town. Very fitting for a penguin chick born on Christmas Eve!

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