Lonely Michigan penguin hopes for friends in Pennsylvania
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) – Dewey wanted to spend more time with Bamm-Bamm. That wasn’t good for Don.
So Don, a female African penguin, has a new home in Pennsylvania, leaving a Michigan zoo for a new life – and hopefully more friends.
Don and sister Dewey had been at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo since 2003. Spokeswoman Lizzy Schultz says other penguins didn’t seem interested in Don after Dewey became close with Bamm-Bamm, a male penguin.
Schultz tells The Saginaw News that Don “had no one to groom her, or eat with her, or hang out with her.”
Don’s last day at the zoo was Friday. Her farewell party included a frozen cake filled with fish. She’s now at the Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.