Every Sunday at 2pm from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3, the zoo keepers are going to invite the penguins to take a stroll outside their habitat.
“Penguins aren’t afraid of us; rather they are really interested in watching the public,” says Michael Macek, curator of birds. “And they love to explore.”
“Those that want to go, go. They don’t have to. We find the older ones aren’t typically as interested,” says Macek. “But other penguins really enjoy it. They walk a lot faster than you would think.”
The St. Louis Zoo has no admission, so if you park on the street this is a totally free event. Remember, the temperature needs to be below 50 for the penguins to feel comfy–if we get another heat wave, the parade is off.