Ernie, the Animal Store Alphabet spokes fishThis is Ernie. At first, he was going to be the “E” in theĀ Animal Store Alphabet Book, but we decided to go with the Eclectus Parrot instead. (Don’t tell Ernie.) Look carefully and see if you can spot the “E” in this picture.

In real life, Ernie is a Giant Gourami who lives at The Animal Store. He is more than 20 years old and knows a thing or two about all the animals in the shop. That’s why we decided to make him our official spokesfish. He’ll be posting regularly on our blog.

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