Happy penguins at the Lehigh Valley Zoo
December 24th, 2008 posted by kendall
All this ice and snow lately has me thinking how happy the penguins must be at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. They arrived about a week ago now – just in time for the snow and ice storms we've been having.
I saw a video clip of the penguins at their new home, and it was adorable to see them head straight for the water and start swimming around – although if you ask me, it's weird to see penguins in a climate like ours!
I've never been to the Lehigh Valley Zoo. You would think that living in Lehigh Valley all my life and working at the CVB, I would have been there before! What the heck? Since the zoo is open all year round, I'm making it a point to go first thing in the new year to see the penguins, otters and red kangaroos!
Since it's Christmas Eve, and I've had penguins on my mind, I just have to ask: When did penguins become such a popular Christmas animal? They're on wrapping paper, turned in to inflatables on people's lawns and there always seems to be a stuffed penguin with a Christmas hat on at the checkout lines at Kohl's. What's up with that?