Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mother Wouldn't Approve

The excitement is building around here. One week from today and it's SHOWTIME! Grand Opening begins at 10:30 a.m. May 3rd with the public getting their first chance to see our penguins. It's really been amazing to see how much effort has been put into this wonderful gallery. The day will begin with about 150 elementary students joining in the unveiling ceremony. They will have a chance to ask me some questions while I'm feeding the penguins. I just hope they don't notice a couple of things the penguins do. First of all, penguins don't have teeth, but they do have backward pointing tongue spines that keep a good grip on the fish that they swallow whole. ("Remember to chew your food.") And penguins tend to gobble down their meal and then jump right back in the water and start swimming. ("Wait 30 minutes after eating before you go in the pool") What's natural behavior for penguins would be frowned upon by many human mothers.

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