Marc-Andre Fleury, family meet penguin named in his honor at National Aviary

Marc-Andre Fleury, family meet penguin named in his honor at National Aviary

PITTSBURGH — Former Pittsburgh Penguin Marc-Andre Fleury paid a visit with his family on Thursday to the National Aviary to meet a penguin named in his honor.

The African Penguin, named Flower, was introduced to the public last week when the aviary hosted Marc-Andre Fleury Appreciation Day.

PHOTOS: Marc-Andre Fleury meets Flower the penguin, other animals at National Aviary

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“The National Aviary team was delighted to be able to provide a day of fun for the Fleury family as a special send off and as a thank you for being a part of Pittsburgh and the National Aviary through the years,” Cheryl Tracy, executive director of the National Aviary, said in a news release.

In addition to meeting Flower the penguin, Fleury and his family met Valentino the sloth, created penguin paintings, utilized the aviary’s new full-body flight simulator, fed a toucan, held a Eurasian Eagle Owl and met a recently hatched flamingo chick.