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Loaf and Solo want your help with a baby name!

  • Monday 29th March 2021
  • Penguins, Competition

SLKTA King Chick 2021 (1)

The King penguin chick arrived on Valentine's Day; it is now six weeks of age and weighs almost 5kg. The baby was born to devoted parents Loaf and Solo, who have displayed their dedication by barely leaving their chick’s side.

Although Loaf and Solo are not first time parents, they are finding it a bit hard to come up with a suitable name for this new addition to the family.

That's where you come in!


What should the chick be named? Submit your suggestion below and in 25 words or less, tell us why you picked that name.

It's a bit too early to find out the gender of the baby, but that shouldn't stop you from being creative with your suggestions.


  • All entries will receive a personalised penguin picture as memorabilia.   
  • The winner will receive TWO Penguin Passport Experience - A VIP experience to go where very few have gone before – inside the Antarctic Ice Encounter display to meet and have photos taken with Loaf, Solo and their chick. (valued at $398) ** 

** Please note you must be 14 years of age or above to enter the Antarctic Ice Display. A person 14-17 years of age must be accompanied into the enclosure by an adult over 18 years of age. 

** If the winner is below 14 years of age, the prize will be substituted to TWO Family of 4 General Admission Pass PLUS a Deluxe Penguin Goodie Bag. 

** If you live outside of Auckland, the prize will be be as stated above, travel and accommodation costs are not included.


The competition is open from 1:00pm on Tuesday 30th March until 11:59pm Monday 5th April 2021 with the winner and the winning name selected and contacted on Thursday 8th April 2021. Good luck!

UPDATE - Please note this competition entry has now closed. Thank you to those who have submitted their entries. Announcement of the winner will be made soon.



Terms and conditions

  • Entries open from Tuesday 30th March 2021 from 9:00am 
  • Entries close Monday 5th April 2021 at 11:59pm 
  • This competition is a competition of creativity and the winner will be selected by the SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium team, chance plays no part in determining the winners. 
  • To enter, participants must fill out the form on the official website of SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium and state what name they would give the penguin chick and why in 25 words or less.
  • A winner will be selected and contacted on Thursday 8th April 2021.

See full terms and conditions here.