Scottish Penguins Are Big Snow Stars

THOUSANDS may be cursing the snow and ice currently gripping Scotland but the Penguin Post has learned that in one part of Edinburgh there are some very happy customers – the city zoo’s penguins.
While the rest of the capital ground to a halt the Gentoo and King penguins at the zoo have become an internet sensation with their happy antics beamed to the world via the Zoo’s very own Penguin Cam.  Ironically, while the zoo itself was forced to close today because of the weather, the Penguin Cam became one of the hottest trending topics in the world on the social networking site Twitter with people passing on the link to friends.   And many of those logging on to watch the birdies were themselves snowbound workers unable to get to their offices.  One user said: “I can’t stop watching the Edinburgh Zoo penguins. I’ve started doing voices for them and everything.”  Another said: “After watching the Edinburgh Zoo penguins today, I definitely feel the need to go home and watch Happy Feet.  And another said: “Snow day. Slippers, cups of tea, malt loaf and watching the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo enjoy the snow.”  A spokesperson for the zoo said: “This a lovely think to see and it has struck the heart chords of thousands.”
To watch the penguins live click here (note: The cameras are not enabled for night vision!)

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