At the Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary in the northeast of England (England, for the uninitiated, is a series of small wet rocks in the North Atlantic Ocean), penguins have been given anti-depressants because penguins are apparently pretty perceptive and are aware of the awful place in which they live. This winter has been the wettest on record in Scarborough, and while the Humboldt penguin (native to coastal Chile) is perfectly capable of dealing with brutal cold, these particular penguins are no match for the psyche-destroying sleet of an English winter. Hopefully they'll be kept away from the knives.
Photo by Fruggo
Good morning! "PANDA fans are kicking up a stink — because they're being bombarded by PENGUIN POO. Visitors queuing to see star attractions Sweetie and Sunshine at Edinburgh Zoo are being pelted by the smelly droppings…. A 41-year-old visitor told us: 'We were queuing to see the pandas when a man in front shouted — he'd been hit by a big dollop of poo. It was disgusting.'"
Okay, I know we're all a little sweaty and agitated and generally irritable because it's only Tuesday, which, really, how the hell is that possible? Yesterday was like a WEEK. Anyway, chill out, because here is some video of Humboldt penguins chasing a butterfly at the Philadelphia Zoo. They're just like us! (If we chased butterflies. And were forced to suffer the indignity of living in Philadelphia.)