NOTE: This post has been updated (01/17/11) to include a video (click first image to watch) , photos and more story.

During the months of December-February, the St.Louis Zoo puts on a penguin parade every Sunday at 2 pm. It is quite fun to be a part of, and you almost are a part of it. While the zoo does not want the spectators to go touch the penguins, they will let the penguins walk right up to you.

The zoo keepers also do a pretty good job on not hurrying the parade so everyone has a good oportunity to see and photograph the penguins. Can you really hurry a penguin?

Of course there is more to the St. Louis Zoo than just the penguins.

Girls reading maps at zoo lion at the zoo girls looking at bird

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Pretty cool, especially since the zoo is free to enter!