The family recorded a special video posted to the zoo’s YouTube channel to reveal the announcement. “We are so honored that we have been chosen to name your newest penguin addition,” Faris said, “and so Jack has decided that we will name the baby penguin…”
“Eagle the Penguin!” Jack shouted.
“Chris and I grew up in Washington state and we love bald eagles,” Faris continued. “We thought that a penguin with aspiration to fly might be really fun. We cannot wait to meet you Eagle!”
The Woodland Park Zoo tweeted a photo of Eagle and a response to the family’s adorable video.
“Anna and I grew up in the Pacific Northwest,” the Jurassic World star wrote on Facebook. “I remember the awesome salmon and trout rivers, the bears, the elephants… Oh. Im talking of course about the @woodlandparkzoo !!!”
He continued, “Who’d have thought that 15 some years later we’d meet in Hollywood, fall in love, get married, have a baby and that baby boy would be given the opportunity to NAME A PENGUIN CHICK a the zoo!? I mean come on!”