The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo’s latest star — Peyton the Penguin, named for Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning — is taking to social media for today’s Super Bowl game.
The newborn rockhopper penguin got his name after the city and the Nebraska Tourism Commission took note of Manning’s repeated shout of “Omaha!” at the line of scrimmage. Fans can expect to hear “Omaha! Omaha!” just as often when the Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks today in the Super Bowl.
Now, Manning’s namesake penguin has become “a bit of a celebrity,” zoo director Dennis Pate said.
Zoo officials said Peyton the Penguin is eagerly awaiting the big game today and will be posting his thoughts and comments on Facebook over the next several days. — AP
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