March 05, 2015

Reopening St. Louis Zoo's Penguin & Puffin Coast

After being closed for a year and a half, animal lovers and penguin fans attended the opening of the newly renovated Penguin and Puffin Coast at the St. Louis Zoo on March 5, 2015. The zoo celebrated the reopening with a parade and reception.

Photos by Micah Usher for the Riverfront Times.

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King penguins making themselves at home on the rocks.
King penguins making themselves at home on the rocks.
King penguins strutting their stuff.
King penguins strutting their stuff.
Penguins checking out the crowd.
Penguins checking out the crowd.
Looking a penguin right in the eye.
Looking a penguin right in the eye.
A king penguin letting off some steam.
A king penguin letting off some steam.
A penguin defending his territory.
A penguin defending his territory.
King penguins showing off their best colors.
King penguins showing off their best colors.
The penguins walk it off.
The penguins walk it off.
The penguins did some laps, but spent most of their time by the crowd barrier.
The penguins did some laps, but spent most of their time by the crowd barrier.
A penguin trying to get a better look at the sign.
A penguin trying to get a better look at the sign.