Thursday, May 25, 2006

March (sort of) of the Penguins

Posted By on Thu, May 25, 2006 at 4:00 AM

Though FedEx flew pandas Ya Ya and Le Le from Beijing to their current home at the Memphis Zoo in 2003, this week’s special cargo included 19 African blackfooted penguins and two sea otters. The animals were on their way back to New Orleans after being rescued from an aquarium there post-Katrina. They have been living in a California aquarium since September.

When the animals arrived home, they were greeted at the airport by a brass band. There was no word on what the in-flight movie was.

And that picture? It really has nothing to do with this story. We just liked it.

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