Newport Aquarium Debuts #KevinBacon King Penguin

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Newport Aquarium treats third graders on field trip to surprise announcement

Third king penguin chick hatched at Aquarium in less than 12 months

NEWPORT, Ky. — Newport Aquarium announced to a group of schoolchildren Tuesday the addition of a baby king penguin that hatched inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit.

Third-grade students from St. Francis de Sales School in Lebanon, Ohio, went on a field trip to Newport Aquarium and took an “All About Penguins” class ran by the WAVE Foundation’s Manager of Education Programs Dan Dunlap.

At the end of the class, Dunlap revealed to the schoolchildren that a king penguin chick hatched on the afternoon of Feb. 7. Senior biologists Dan Clady and Jen Hazeres were stationed inside the cold-penguin exhibit and displayed the chick for the students to see following the announcement.

The king penguin chick has been affectionately named Kevin Bacon in reference to the renowned actor’s 1980 film “Friday the 13th” – the young bird’s due date.

Bebe (father) and Wednesday (mother) are the biological parents of Kevin Bacon, the second chick the couple has reproduced in the less than a year after a pair of chicks hatched simultaneously May 24, 2014.

Kevin Bacon is the second third-generation king penguin that has hatched at Newport Aquarium. Wednesday was the last king penguin hatched at the aquarium in 2010, before the cold penguin exhibit was renovated and reopened as Kroger Penguin Palooza in March 2011.

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Kevin Bacon initially weighed in at 225 grams and has grown to more than 2.5 pounds (1,188 grams) as of Feb. 24.

Guests can catch a glimpse of the chick inside the Kroger Penguin Palooza while the parents share rearing duties.

Newport Aquarium is one of only 16 institutions in the United States to exhibit king penguins, the second largest species of penguin in the world with adults growing to more than three feet in height.

The successful breeding of three king penguins from one institution over a nearly nine-month span is a rarity. There has been an average of only 14 king penguin hatchings annually over the last 10 years at Association of Zoos and Aquariums institutions in the U.S.

Newport Aquarium has exhibited king penguins since the Northern Kentucky attraction first opened to the public in May 1999, originally exhibiting king penguins acquired from Adventure World near Shirahama, Japan.

Kroger Penguin Palooza features 50 birds that form one of the most diverse collections of penguins in the country. With the addition to Kevin Bacon, there are 13 king penguins in total, as well as chinstrap, gentoo, macaroni and rockhopper penguins. A sixth penguin species, the African penguin, is also on exhibit at Newport Aquarium in The Penguin House.

King penguin facts:

• With their fluffy brown appearance, king penguin chicks look so dissimilar to adult king penguins that early explorers described them as an entirely different species, the woolly penguin.

• King penguins are one of the few birds that do not build nests. Instead, they incubate their eggs under the belly on top of their feet.

• King penguins can be found in the waters of the sub-Antarctic. They breed on many of the sub-Antarctic islands, such as South Georgia, Crozet, the Falklands, and the islands southeast of Australia and southwest of New Zealand.

For more information on Newport Aquarium, visit NewportAquarium.com or call toll free 800-406-FISH (3474).

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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Ticket Giveaway Ends 3/1 #RinglingInsider

It’s time, time for a giveaway to check out the latest and greatest from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when it hits US Bank Arena Cincinnati! The Greatest Show on Earth Presents Legends!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey ® Circus is the magical place where real legends live and appear in front of Children of All Ages. This year in the 144th Edition of Ringling Bros.®, audiences will see unbelievable acts from 28 legendary China National Acrobatic Troupe members from Beijing. This young group has taken the traditional disciplines of Diabolo, Hoop Diving, Pole Climbing and Bicycle Riding and given them an energized new look and epic physical construction that comes to life during the show.

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Bebe Owl Crib Mattress Pad Giveaway Ends March 10

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It’s Circus Time #RinglingInsider Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey March 5-8 Cincinnati

It’s time, time for the circus!!! Next week we will get to check out the latest and greatest from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus when it hits US Bank Arena Cincinnati! The Greatest Show on Earth Presents Legends!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey ® Circus is the magical place where real legends live and appear in front of Children of All Ages. This year in the 144th Edition of Ringling Bros.®, audiences will see unbelievable acts from 28 legendary China National Acrobatic Troupe members from Beijing. This young group has taken the traditional disciplines of Diabolo, Hoop Diving, Pole Climbing and Bicycle Riding and given them an energized new look and epic physical construction that comes to life during the show.

Click here to purchase tickets for a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey performance in your area!

Here are the showings for U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, OH:

Cincinnati Family 4-Pack Savings

US Bank Arena in Cincinnati is pleased to offer a family savings pack of 4 tickets, 4 popcorn’s and 4 lemonades, all for $111! Use Promo Code: FAMDEAL
I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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4 Cincinnati Home & Garden Show Tickets Giveaway ends 3/1 #CincyHGS

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Now it’s your turn to get a chance to check out Cincinnati’s largest and longest running spring showcase with an amazing array of the area’s newest and innovative home products and services! Enter below for a chance at 4 tickets!

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Here are the dates and times you can check out the show. You can buy tickets here or at Kroger for $11 per adult or $13 at the door. Kiddos 13 and under are FREE!!

  • Saturday, February 28, 10:30am – 9pm
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  • Sunday, March 8, 10:30am – 6pm

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Cincinnati Home & Garden Show 2/28-3/6 #CincyHGS

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Cincinnati’s largest and longest running spring showcase with an amazing array of the area’s newest and innovative home products and services!

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Whether you are a current homeowner, planning to buy or build a new home, or just seeing what’s hot, join the 100′s of thousands of greater Cincinnatians that have used the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show® since 1969 as an important source of upgrading their homes & gardens.

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Be prepared to be awed by a large showcase of beautiful landscape & interior designs, specialty companies, remodeling specialists, manufacturers, retail stores and contractors. The Cincinnati Home & Garden Show® brings the best of the best in the region all together in one place downtown Cincinnati. So bring the family or some friends and check out what’s new for 2015!

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Here are the dates and times you can check out the show. You can buy tickets here or at Kroger for $11 per adult or $13 at the door. Kiddos 13 and under are FREE!!

  • Saturday, February 28, 10:30am – 9pm
  • Sunday, March 1, 10:30am – 6pm
  • Monday & Tuesday, March 2 & 3 CLOSED
  • Wednesday – Thursday, March 4 & 5, 12pm – 8pm
  • Friday, March 6, 12pm – 9pm
  • Saturday, March 7, 10:30am – 9pm
  • Sunday, March 8, 10:30am – 6pm

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Be Sure to check out my giveaway coming soon for tickets to check the show out for yourself!

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