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Monty the penguin celebrates sixth birthday by visiting tortoise, gorilla and other friends at the zoo

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Monty the penguin celebrates sixth birthday by visiting tortoise, gorilla and other friends at the zoo

A Humboldt penguin named Monty had his sixth birthday last week. To celebrate in style, the zookeepers at Santa Barbara Zoo in California took Monty on a tour to visit his neighbours. Monty’s animal friends include a rather bemused gorilla, a curious giraffe, some shy tortoises, and a flock of mallards.

The humble Humbolt penguin is a native of Chile and Peru, so would never normally have the opportunity to meet many of the species that Monty shares his home with.

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