During a recent overcast morning, Bernalwood’s Cub Reporter and I headed west to the San Francisco Zoo to visit one of our glamorous Bernal neighbors, penguinologist Anthony Brown.
We used the Twitter to warn Anthony we were coming, and he encouraged us to arrive in time to watch the penguin feeding, which happens each day at 10:30 am. We did as we were told, and we arrived at Penguin Island just in time to watch neighbor Anthony tell the assembled crowd of parents and kids all about the 30+ Magellanic penguins he keeps.
After the penguins enjoyed a hearty herring breakfast, the Cub Reporter and I got a very special treat: Some backstage celebrity-time with one of the adolescent penguins in the zoo’s colony.
Needless to say, the penguin was very polite and a delightful conversationalist. Neighbor Anthony is clearly raising his charges well. Or so it seemed — having never hung out with a penguin before, we can’t say if they are all as charming as the one we met.
As you can imagine, Bernalwood’s Cub Reporter was thrilled:
Neighbor Anthony encourages all Citizens of Bernalwood to visit him at the zoo during the daily penguin feedings at 10:30 am and 3 pm, every day except Thursday or Friday (when he’s off duty). Stop by, give Neighbor Anthony the secret Bernal Heights hand signal, and share a friendly hello over a little bit of penguin-talk.
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