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Penguin of the Year finalists revealed

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This year Draco, Elmo and Mo will be battling it out for the prestigious title of Penguin of the Year 2019.

A record 7400 votes - more than three times at the same stage last year - have been received in this year’s competition, and the global interest has been high from the beginning.

While most of the votes cast in the first 24 hours came from New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom, people from 45 different countries had their say, including Yemen, Uganda, Brazil, Kuwait, Nepal, Austria, Bangladesh, Israel, Nicaragua, and Panama.

The biggest percentage of voters in this first stage have come from the US, Australia and NZ, in that order.

So what happens next? Voting for Penguin of the Year runs from today (Friday) until 10pm next Wednesday 16 October, with the winner being announced next Friday, 18 October.

To vote for your favourite, go to, where you can also learn more about the finalists and what makes each of them unique.

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