Meet the ‘Golden Girl’ of Moody Gardens

Fox the penguin is the second oldest penguin in North America

Image of Fox the chinstrap penguin. (Credit: Moody Gardens) (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

GALVESTON, Texas – We know by now you have probably seen Betty White or the show, “The Golden Girls,” but this penguin at Moody Gardens may give them a run for their money.

Meet Fox, a chinstrap penguin at Moody Gardens in Galveston. She’s 37-years-old, which equals 110 in penguin years. This makes her the facility’s oldest chinstrap penguin and the second oldest in North America.

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Posted by Moody Gardens on Friday, January 22, 2021

The facility recently highlighted Fox as part of its “FINtastic Friday.”

“She is our oldest Chinstrap penguin and 2nd oldest in North America! Like Rose and Betty White, she is spunky, loves walking, visiting with her other 37 and 34-year-old Golden Girl gal pals and brings joy to all,” Moody Gardens said in a Facebook announcement.

You can visit Fox at the Moody Gardens or through the live penguin webcam. To watch the livestream, click here.

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.

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