Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Female Penguins See Male Penguin for First Time in 13 Years

Happy times have arrived at an Australian zoo, where two Fiordland Crested female penguins laid eyes on a sight they haven't seen for 13 years -- a male penguin. Zoo officials have named the hunchbacked hunk Mr. Munro after he washed up on a Sydney shore -- he'd traveled 2,000 kilometers, all the way from New Zealand. Clearly the exhausting journey was worth it -- now he has not one, but two ladies competing for his attention. Sydney's Taronga Zoo is the only one to breed the Fiordland Crested penguin in captivity, so hopefully this penguin Prince Charming and his chosen lady friend will make up for lost time. Someone has to continue the species. No pressure or anything!

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