Part of that reason? They had penguins.
This exhibit was so cool! The penguins outside were native to Chile which is why they are okay outside during the summers in St. Louis. We were so close to all the penguins - barely a few feet away - we could have touched them. (I've had several people ask me why I didn't, and my response has always been, "um, I didn't want to get arrested.")
While looking at these penguins I said to Ben, "I can't believe how cool this is - we're so close we could be splashed!" (Mistake #1)
Apparently this penguin did not care for that, so he dove and splashed water all over me! Then he stuck his head out of the water and made a sound that I swear sounded like a laugh.
I had Ben take a picture of me post-splash...and this expression is about the time I realized there was probably penguin poop in that water...and now it was on me. (Mistake #3)
|Well played penguin, well played indeed.|
Have you ever seen a penguin in real life? How close were you able to get? Have you ever been mocked by an animal at a zoo?