Skip to comments.Newt nipped by zoo penguin, gets Band-Aid
Posted on 04/16/2012 5:00:49 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Newt nipped by zoo penguin, gets Band-Aid ReutersBy Bruce Olson | Reuters 7 mins ago
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Things have not been going all that well for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich lately, even at one of his favorite places - the zoo.
Newt was nipped on the finger by a penguin during a private tour of the famous St. Louis zoo on Friday before he spoke to the National Rifle Association convention, zoo officials confirmed on Monday.
Gingrich, who is trailing in the Republican race for the White House and is under pressure to withdraw, passed unscathed through Big Cat Country and avoided contact with the crocodiles in the Herpetarium. But his visit took a turn when a Magellanic penguin pecked at the candidate's hand.
"He was nipped on the finger by a penguin," zoo public relations director Susan Gallagher said. "A Band-Aid took care of the injury."
Gingrich vowed he would not shun zoos. "Newt is a zoo fan. He will be back," spokesman R. C. Hammond said.
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John Kerry would have gotten a little more out of the incident.
Never let a penguin bite go to waste, Mr. Speaker.
I blame Linux.
Was that penguin named Rico by any chance?
What better place to observe the animal behavior of a bunch of primates...after all he is running against a few:)
Not Rico, the penguin was named Marianne, silly.
Penguins being themselves.
It was a midget nun in disguise reminding him of sins.
For a penguin, Newt’s fingers must look like plump sardines.
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