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Penguin talk: Chat with the San Francisco Zoo penguin keeper

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Ever want to talk to a penguin keeper? Well, this sounds fun.

Anthony Brown, primary penguin keeper for the Magellanic Penguin colony at the San Francisco Zoo, is going to be available for a live chat Thursday, March 15, on Twitter.

Brown began his zoo career as a volunteer when he was 12 years old. Now, 18 years later, he spends a lot of time with his waddling charges.

So, if you ever wondered how penguins stay warm, why they live in Antarctica and how many species of penguins there are, you might find your answers by chatting with Brown.

The 30-minute chat begins at 1 p.m. CST.

To participate, log into Twitter, ask a question of @AnthonyBrown and @Zoos_Aquariums and use the hashtag #AZAChat at the end of your question.

– Linda Lynn

LLynn@opubco.com

 

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›

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