Flora and Fauna

Penguins Are Depressed By Lack Of Sun

NPR | Feb. 7, 2014 8:26 a.m.

It’s been a dreary winter but penguins should be used to it, right? Not the Humboldt penguins at the Sea Life Center in Britain. They are natives of coastal South America — far from the U.K.’s unrelenting wind and rain. They’re feeling so blue that zoo staff had to prescribe antidepressants.

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