That was fast! Will and Kate proud parents... of a penguin

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Little Acorn's new parents? The newly-dubbed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Sorry, corgis: Prince William and Kate Middleton have picked another fuzzy companion.

The royal couple has adopted an endangered baby penguin named Acorn. The cute flapper was a wedding gift from England’s Chester Zoo (better than the London mayor’s gift of a tandem bike?), which asked fans on social networking sites to pick an appropriate species for the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The penguins – likely much to the dismay of the monkeys – received 20 percent of the votes. Giraffes came in second, African painted dogs in third, and black rhinoceroses nearly last.

“It’s a real honor to be able to boast Prince William and Kate as penguin adopters,” said a zoo spokesman. “And hopefully the happy couple will come and see little Acorn playing in his pool very soon.”

Alas, little Acorn will not be waddling around Buckingham Palace anytime soon. The cuddly creature will continue to live at the zoo with his fellow penguin commoners.

Peter Byrne / PA Wire

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