Who Let the Penguins Out?

Who Let the Penguins Out?

English: Emperor penguins Français : Manchots ...When the temperatures dip below 50 degrees on a winter Sunday, head over to the St. Louis Zoo for an unusual sight: penguins on the loose.

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.

According to a piece from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

“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.


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5 Responses to Who Let the Penguins Out?

  1. It’s a good thing penguin flight is only limited to imagination and studies like this. It wouldn’t do the zoo any good if those birds just started flapping their wings and flying away.