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New Orleans Aquarium Names New Endangered Penguin Chick After NBA Player Zion Williamson
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New Orleans Aquarium Names New Endangered Penguin Chick After NBA Player Zion Williamson

When it came time to pick a name for the newest member of their facility, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans knew exactly what name to choose. The aquarium announced Tuesday that its new penguin chick has been named Zion, after New Orleans Pelicans player, Zion Williamson. The basketball star recently made headlines earlier this month after he announced that he would cover the salaries of the workers at Smoothie King Center, the Pelicans’ home arena, for 30 days following the suspension of the NBA season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Zion the penguin is an endangered African penguin and was born on Feb. 17, while the Pelicans were off for the All-Star break. RELATED: Pelicans Star Zion Williamson Pledges to Pay the Salaries for Staffers of the Smoothie King Center ...
Pelicans Star Zion Williamson Pledges to Pay the Salaries for Staffers of the Smoothie King Center
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Pelicans Star Zion Williamson Pledges to Pay the Salaries for Staffers of the Smoothie King Center

New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has selflessly stepped up to support those in need and unable to work amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, Williamson, 19, announced his decision to pay the salaries of all of the women and men employed by the Smoothie King Center “for the next 30 days” after the NBA announced earlier this week that the season would be suspended. “The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since I was drafted by the Pels last June, and some of the most special people I have met are those who work at Smoothie King Center,” Williamson wrote on Instagram of the indoor area where the Pelicans play. “These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the perfect environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organizatio...