A party of penguins at the zoo

  • Article by: NICOLE NORFLEET , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 8, 2011 - 12:21 AM

After being allowed to stay open during the government shutdown, Minnesota Zoo welcomes its newest additions.

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moraspeakingJul. 7, 1111:43 PM

We're different! Whine, whine, whine. The crisis does not apply to us! Whine, whine, whine. Let's have some fun! I know a blind guy whose case management is fouled up because of the shutdown. Can he come live in the penguin house until things are straightened out? Oh, yeah, I forgot; at the Minnesota Zoo, things are not only straightened out, but there was never a problem to begin with. What a bunch of elitists.

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designer56Jul. 8, 11 1:04 AM

Do you know where your admission money are spent when you paid for the admission or the yearly membership fee. Most them go to employee's salaries and benefits. The zoo is management heavy with lots lots of directors that gets paid pretty well. As a former employee of the zoo the place is not worth it.

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franklyrightJul. 8, 11 6:21 AM

I have always found the penguins to be my favorite animal at the zoo. They seem so content with swimming and being sociable.

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tamaymayJul. 8, 11 7:19 AM

Well, I, for one, am looking forward to the exhibit!

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eterrellJul. 8, 11 7:30 AM

I have been to the Cape of South Africa, and seen these penguins in their natural habitat. I certainly hope all those giant bouders were just an unfortunate camera angle. The penguins I saw were living on a wide expansive beach and nesting in sand dunes. Boulders were on the fringe of their playground.

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mnjoe5078Jul. 8, 11 7:48 AM

Jeez - why don't you tea partiers go live in Uganda or Somalia? The taxes are low and there's no "big government" to bother you. Or are you all just misantropes who enjoy trying to mess things up for your fellow man?

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grampsJul. 8, 11 7:52 AM

Wow - a bunch of haters commenting..... while we all know that the whole gov't shut down is a load of crap, why complain that the zoo was able to stay open and actually EARN some money? It's a fairly safe bet that it's profitable to allow the zoo to stay open, so why not let it? I fail to see how both of the previous comments relates at all to this article.

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moraspeakingJul. 8, 11 8:16 AM

Two commentors critical of the zoo are roundly dismissed. Two commentors speaking to how fun the penguins must be are unanimously supported. Go figure.

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mnjoe5078Jul. 8, 11 8:54 AM

That's great that the zoo reopened and I'm taking a friend there for his birthday next week. Looking forward to seeing the penguins!

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winsettzJul. 8, 11 9:37 AM

Most organizations these days are top-heavy. Technology was supposed to flatten the pyramid and increase productivity at the top, but it hasn't panned out. Maybe it's people with business administration degrees creating pressure for administrative jobs, whereas the dearth of low-level workers causes contraction in the workforce that is the heart of the zoo.

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