Thank you for mailing us back. We have one more question for you. Why are Macaroni Penguins called macaroni penguins. Do they get their name from the food or somewhere else?
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Mrs. Manuel's Class

The Macaroni penguin was named by English explorers. In the mid 18th century, a young man who wore flashy feathers in his hat was called a "Macaroni". The English explorers thought the yellow crest feathers of this penguin looked just like the flashy young man.

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