Calgary Zoo kicks off 'lovey' Valentine's weekend with penguin treats
Penguins, hippos and gorillas all get some special lovin'
The Calgary Zoo has kicked off a "lovey, hearty" Valentine's weekend with special heart-shaped treats for the penguins, zoo officials said.
The penguins were given herring — frozen into special shapes — to play with before eating the fish as the ice blocks melt.
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It's all part of the zoo's Valentine's weekend celebrations, which go on until Sunday.
"We do some fun [activities] themed in a lovey, hearty way," says general curator Colleen Baird.
Tomorrow, in honour of World Hippo Day, the hippos will be getting special watermelon treats.
And on Sunday — the big V day — zookeepers will be handing out roses to the gorillas.
Not sure what gorillas do with roses? You'll have to wait until Sunday to find out, Baird says.