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Cincinnati Zoo Honors Betty White by Naming New Penguin Chick After Her Golden Girls Role

Cincinnati Zoo Honors Betty White by Naming New Penguin Chick After Her Golden Girls Role

NS Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is paying tribute to America’s golden girl.

月曜日に, the Ohio zoo announced in a ニュースリリース that it recently named its one-month-old blue penguin Rose in remembrance of late actress ベティホワイト, who was widely known for playing Rose Nylon on the conic sitcom ゴールデンガールズ. The zoo revealed the name on Jan. 17 — what would have been White’s 100th birthday.

白い 12月に亡くなりました. 31 年齢で 99, after a cerebrovascular accident, according to her death certificate obtained by 人.

ベティホワイト

ベティホワイト
ベティホワイト
| クレジット: ゲッティ

リリースでは, Cincinnati Zoo director, Thane Maynard, revealed that White, a devoted animal lover, had supported the zoo throughout her life.

Betty White was a huge zoo supporter and animal lover,” Maynard said in a statement.

I had the pleasure of making her acquaintance years ago when she attended a Cincinnati Zoo fundraiser. We introduced her to our first ambassador cheetah, 天使,” 彼が追加した.

Rose the blue penguin will soon move into her zoo habitat, where she will join more than 30 other penguins. Once the weather begins to warm up, zoo guests will have the chance to see the baby bird. Blue penguins are native to the coastlines of Australia and New Zealand, warmer climates than where their emperor penguin relatives reside.

Betty White Penguin

Betty White Penguin
クレジット: CINCINNATI Zoo

Following White’s death, positive statements from animal rights groups poured in, highlighting the star’s decades-long work in animal welfare and conservation.

Kind words from the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (グラザ), the nonprofit partner of the Los Angeles Zoo, were among the tributes honoring the actress. White started partnering with the California zoo on projects in 1966 and officially joined GLAZA’s Board of Trustees in 1974.

We are incredibly saddened to hear about Betty’s passing this morning and want to offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends as we collectively mourn the loss of a true legend, on and off the screen,” Tom Jacobson, president of GLAZA, PEOPLEが入手した声明の中で述べた.

Her work with the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association spans more than five decades, and we are grateful for her enduring friendship, lifelong advocacy for animals, and tireless dedication to supporting our mission,” 彼が追加した.