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London landmark could be turned into penguin


Published on Jul 23, 2012

Visitors to London could be greeted by a 180-metre-tall penguin later this year. London Zoo has unveiled ambitious plans to turn one of the city’s most famous skyscrapers, the Swiss Re Tower (more commonly known as ‘The Gherkin’), into a giant into an enormous Humboldt penguin, The Zoo’s Head of Communications, Emma Edwards commented; “We don’t want anyone to miss our penguins, and they certainly wouldn’t be able to miss this one looming over the capital. We think ‘The Penguin’ would be a striking addition to the London skyline and serve as a perfect reminder to Londoners and tourists alike to visit ZSL London Zoo and Penguin Beach this summer. “Let’s be honest – penguins are a lot more interesting than gherkins!” Earlier this year, London Zoo installed a diving board in the penguins’ pool.

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