PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s a girl! And you can pay to name her.
That’s right, the National Aviary is hosting an online auction for the chance to name its female penguin chick that hatched in December.
You can bid on eBay — but the starting bit is $1,000. You can also scoop everyone and secure your chance my shelling out $20,000.
“We’ve had a lot of fun with online auctions in the past. Auction winners have named penguins after loved ones or gifted the rights to name the penguin to a family member. It’s a meaningful experience, and the money raised helps both African Penguins and other endangered species at the National Aviary through our conservation and breeding programs,” says National Aviary Managing Director Cheryl Tracy.
Two penguin chicks actually hatched in December. A boy penguin chick hatched a few days later after the girl. And although both were fuzzy and adorable a few months ago, they’re both just about full grown.
The auction runs until March 6.
You can bid here on eBay.