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Peter Byrne, PA Wire

Move over, Brad and Angelina! Kate and Wills are already starting their brood... sort of.

Royal newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton just adopted an endangered baby penguin named Acorn, The Chester Zoo announced today.

The zoo had asked visitors via its social networking sites which cuddly creature the couple should sponsor. The Humbolt penguin was the clear winner with more than 20 percent of the votes, beating out 400 other species, such as Rothschild giraffes and African painted dogs.

But the furry friend, which was a wedding gift from the zoo, won't be calling the Cambridge household home. Officials say the critter will remain in his habitat with the other penguins.

"Hopefully the happy couple will come and see little Acorn playing in his pool very soon," a spokesman said.

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  • v

    That's sweet.

  • Melody

    Way to draw in a reader with the headline "William and Kate Adopt." Then we find out it's a friggin penguin. Cute though. Will it live at Buckingham Palace?

  • cyndelv

    I thought it would be a dog. I would've been very surprised if it was a child. When I saw that headline I knew it was just to draw you in.

  • Cynthia

    Lucky Penguin !

  • juli

    No, you dopes, it's NOT going to be at the palace ! They were asked to sponsor it----meaning to pay for it's upkeep b/c it's an endangered species. .The zoo is trying to breed them to continue it's species, b/c so many weird people have been klling penguins and baby seals over the years......and I don't means native peoples who have to do that to eat.

  • Amy

    She's not Kate "Middleton" anymore!!!!!

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