Penguin at SF Zoo Unimpressed With Staff Twitter Effort

  |   Urban Wildlife, Video   |   6 Comments

Hey, clueless Twitter guy who works at the zoo, not only are you a big doofus, but that “third eyelid”? When the penguin winks it, that means he knows you stole the idea from him. Watch your back at feeding time. Payback’s a bitch.

  • Anthony Brown (you may know me as big doofus | Nov 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    So I randomly found this blog on the interweb, and at first thought to myself, “Hey, maybe there’s finally a good blog about San Francisco…” Being born and raised in this city, I’ve always been frustrated by the horrible attempts different new media outlets have made.

    As I scroll down I see “Penguin” and “SF Zoo” in the title of a post and think, “That’s something I know about” until I read a little more – not a very good way to make friends I must say.

  • Jeff Diehl | Nov 11, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    aw, c’mon, Anthony! that was just a little good-natured bloggy ribbing.

    i posted that video because it’s cute (ok, so the penguins are slightly cuter than you, but you should be used to that by now).

    ah shit. i did it again. it’s nothing against you; humans cannot compete with penguins! what were you thinking making that video with them?

    if you still feel bad, i’ll buy you a beer sometime.

  • Anthony Brown | Nov 11, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I’m all about the casual nature of bloggy goodness, but I found the language kind of harsh and out of left field in this post. SFist sucks, Curbed focuses purely on real estate, and the micro-blogs (mission mission, etc) are way too niche.

    A little over a month ago I posted this to twitter:

    I appreciate your fondness for Penguins! Pippin and Sparkles are clearly the stars of this video!

  • Jeff Diehl | Nov 11, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Pippin? Sparkles?? you do realize you’re not doing yourself any favors with that revelation, right?

  • Anthony Brown | Nov 12, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Hahaha! You have no idea how crazy Penguin Island is!

    The San Francisco Zoo was one of the first zoos to successfully manage Magellanic Penguins in captivity, and to this day has the largest colony in captivity at 54 birds. Since 1984 we’ve had over 200 chicks hatch, and for ~20 years Jane Tollini created what it is to be a Mag. Penguin keeper.

    Although retired, Jane Tollini is a fixture of the San Francisco Zoo’s Penguin program. If you’re not familiar with Ms. Tollini, this article is a decent summary:

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