Monday, January 21, 2013

Penguins On Parade

Penguin Parade 5

No, not the one on the television.

Well, who knew. Penguins have no fear of humans and the younger ones are quite curious. (Apparently the older ones would rather stay home and watch their friends on the telly.) The St. Louis Zoo, one of the best in the country, lets them out for a stroll among the visitors on winter Sunday afternoons.

With moderate temperatures it was absolutely packed yesterday. I was lucky to find a place to sit along the route. The chilly birds were completely unfazed by the crowds. They even brought a mascot promoting a brand of ice cream.

A bit more of this tomorrow.      

Penguin Parade 6


TheChieftess said...

LOL!!! I love the little girl in the sunglasses with the penguin strutting by!!! Classic!!!

cieldequimper said...

I prefer the second one. The first one should be in Antarctica.

s.c said...

Now you see how great these penguins really are with the people behind. Nice shot.

Stefan Jansson said...

That must be fun for kids of all ages.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh, now that's a bit unexpected..I like a penguin who 'keeps his cool'!!
P.s. you really need to relax a bit more Bob, you never know you might enjoy it haha!

Birdman said...

Nice shoes!

William Kendall said...

I'd prefer to see animals in their home environment, but as long as they're treated well in a zoo setting, that might be the only chance we get to see them.