Category: Montreal Gazette

Why give penguins antidepressants when they don’t even work?

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Penguins. Nature’s best dressed flightless birds. Apparently, the UK climate is getting them down, what with all that rain. And contrary to meteorophobic stereotype, penguins actually like it sunny.

So what to do? That’s right. Happy pills!

Staff at the Scarborough Sea Life Sactuary, in Yorkshire, are putting the ‘happy pills’ into the gills of dead fish during feeding time. The South American seabirds hail from Chile and Peru and are used to a sunnier climate. It is the first time the dozen Humboldt penguins at the sea life centre have needed the sporanox pills because of the woeful weather. Continue reading “Why give penguins antidepressants when they don’t even work?”

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