Newport Aquarium penguins Paula & Speckles meet Globetrotters and Lauren Hill

By Jacque’line Wright, Newport Aquarium PR Aide

CINCINNATI – Paula and Speckles, the African Penguins from Newport Aquarium, joined the Harlem Globetrotters as guest teammates at US Bank Arena Tuesday afternoon.

The Globetrotters presented Paula and Speckles with personalized jerseys and a miniature basketball.


After posing for pictures with the Globetrotters, the penguins got to visit with Lauren Hill, the renowned 19-year-old college basketball player with terminal brain cancer, who who sat courtside at the afternoon game.


For more information on Newport Aquarium, visit or call toll free 800-406-FISH (3474).


Newport Aquarium, the No. 1 aquarium in the country according to USA Today’s, has showcased thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water since 1999. Named a top U.S. aquarium by US City Traveler in 2014 and by Travel Channel in 2013, Newport Aquarium is a Herschend Family Entertainment company and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.

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One Aquarium Way | Newport, KY 41071 | 859-261-7444

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