Monday, September 18, 2006

Trouble in Penguin Paradise


















Rumor has it Frederico is cheating on his wife Danta. Just recently he was spotted nuzzling some other chick named Poquita.

Dana and Frederico have been life mates for over a year at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. Frederico is a lovable, charming playboy. But Danta is what one might call "high maintenance".

Frederico has to fill in for the role of mother when Danta wanders away from the nest or forgets to feed the chicks. And, her constant theft of other penguins' smelt has made her the least popular in the colony. She's kind of an odd penguin and nobody's real crazy about her according to sources at the zoo.

Poquita, meanwhile, is six years younger than Danta and is single. She's known as the cute one, with the pinkest feet in the colony. And she's had a crush on Frederico for months. There's been some flirting going on but if Danta comes out of the nest, it stops.

With new chicks on the way, will Danta and Frederico work out their troubles?

I'm headed to the zoo this month, I'll keep ya posted!

Photo and article in latest issue of CNY Magazine

6 comments:

meow said...

awwww. tell federico that it's not worth it. poquita is cute now but once she pops a few eggs out she'll probably be just as cranky as poor danta. maybe they should go to couples therapy.

or maybe they're just freakin penguins.

Lazy Daisy said...

very interesting post and cute site.

rzdesign said...

You know what they say about penguins with pink feet!

hussy!

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rzdesign said...

Federico and Danta are from Chicago! Brookfield Zoo! Another reason I do not like the west coast penguin slut Poquita!

lisa said...

LOL! Forget counseling, Danta should penguin slap that Poquita.

Really?! They are from Chicago? That's cool! I'll say hello for you.

rzdesign said...

They even have their individual profiles on the website!

Danta
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 7/17/1997
Birthplace: Brookfield Zoo, Chicago
Weight: 8.1 lbs
Identification Band: Blue and yellow on left flipper
Personality: Fredrico's gal. She is bold, confident and has a very high self-esteem. A trait she will hopefully pass along to her new chicks.

Frederico
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 12/16/2002
Birthplace: Brookfield Zoo, Chicago
Weight: 8.6 lbs
Identification Band: Blue and yellow on right flipper
Personality: The other half of the "power duo" with Danta. Is known to be brazen & pushy towards people, penguins and anything that gets in his way! Perhaps being a father to the couples two new chicks will tame his wild ways!