Cincinnati Zoo Names Its Newest Penguin 'Bowie' After the Late Singer

Meet "Bowie," the baby penguin with the same birthday as the singer.

— -- The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens welcomed the birth of its first baby animal of the year on Jan 8., the blue penguin chick weighed in at a mere 46 grams, according to the Zoo's blogpost.

"We think that Bowie is going to be a very special penguin," said Angela Hatke, communications coordinator for the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. "This penguin chick is going to be a very positive tribute to David Bowie, especially after the tragedy happened."

Baby Bowie is a blue penguin which is the smallest penguin species on the planet. The Cincinnati Zoo has the largest colony of blue penguins in North America.