Humboldt Penguins at the Saint Louis Zoo Gleefully Gather Around the Scale to Get Themselves Weighed

The Humboldt penguins at the Saint Louis Zoo rather gleefully gathered around the scale after a penguin named Pedro rather loudly showed his affection for his caretaker KC Donaldson. Because this species is considered threatened, it’s important for the zoo to monitor their overall health on a regular basis. Luckily, these flightless birds have no fear of the scale.

Time for a weigh-in! Keepers routinely weigh our penguins to monitor their health. The birds are accustomed to the scale and some are a little ambitious about being weighed.

This video is part of “Bring The Stl Zoo To You” which shares what’s going on while the zoo is closed.

Although the Zoo may be closed to the public, we are happy to #BringTheStlZooToYou! Thanks to our animal care team we are able to share some photos and videos from the Zoo. Please keep in mind we are operating under unusual circumstances and limited staff. Our first priority is the care and well-being of our animals, but when we can, we will be happy to add something fun and positive to your newsfeed!

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails. Lori can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.