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2015-10-06 07:00

Los Angeles - Chris Pratt and Anna Faris felt "so honoured" to be asked to name a baby penguin.

The couple were asked by Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle to choose a moniker for the new addition to the facility and they and their little boy Jack, three, have announced the chick will be called Eagle.

In the video, Anna said: "We are so honoured that we have been chosen to name your newest penguin addition. Jack has decided we will name the penguin..."

Jack then shouted: "Eagle the penguin!"

After Chris, 36, spelled out the name, his 38-year-old wife went on to explain why they had chosen Eagle.

She said: "Eagle, Chris and I grew up in Washington State, we love bald eagles, and we thought a penguin with an aspiration to fly might be really fun and we can't wait to meet you."

Watch the video here:

The Jurassic World star shared the photo on his Facebook page and urged his fans to go and visit the "gorgeous" zoo.

He wrote: "Anna and I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I remember the awesome salmon and trout rivers, the bears, the elephants... Oh. I'm talking of course about the Woodland Park Zoo. If you haven't had a chance to check it out you really must. It's such a well run and gorgeous facility.

"Who'd have thought that 15 some years later we'd meet in Hollywood, fall in love, get married, have a baby and that baby boy would be given the given the opportunity to NAME A PENGUIN CHICK at the zoo!? I mean come on! (sic)"

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