In many corporate offices, the 'Employee of the Month' tag has been introduced to encourage good performances from the employees. For most workaholics, the name on that board serves as a great force to do your best. Now an aquarium from New Zealand uses that method with its penguins. They have a Naughty and Good penguin of the month boards, which may not really affect the aquatic birds, but have definitely served a good interest of the visitors there. So penguins with bad behaviour are named and shamed here and it is an attraction for the visitors. Humboldt Penguin in Mumbai's Byculla Zoo Lay Egg, First Offspring to be Born in India Soon.
The National Aquarium of New Zealand started this list from June 2017 and it is the keepers who get to decide on whose names appear on that list every month. When they first posted the list on social media everyone across took notice, with the naughty ones catching more attention. Since then the aquarium regularly update reports to see if the particular penguin has improved in its behaviour. The aquarium said, “The National Aquarium of New Zealand has received many visitors specifically to come and see the penguins due to the popularity of the naughty and good penguin of the month posts on social media.
Take a look at the Naughty and Good Penguin of the Month posts:
This aquarium also acts as a rehabilitation centre for many of the little penguins, with the abandoned ones, weak or sick ones are brought in for recovery. Some penguins are either sent back after recovery from where they were brought in or become residents of the aquarium itself. This listing method also helps the keepers to know which of the penguins need improvement in their behaviour. With social following from Facebook, the aquarium also spreads messages about their conservation. What do you think of this method used by the aquarium?