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Love on the Rocks: Penguins Celebrating Valentine's Day

World | Associated Press | February 13, 2019, 4:51 pm
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 Penguins made a love connection at a San Francisco aquarium. In what has become an annual Valentine's Day tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts to African penguins at the California Academy of Sciences. (Image: AP)

Penguins made a love connection at a San Francisco aquarium. In what has become an annual Valentine's Day tradition, biologists handed out red felt hearts to African penguins at the California Academy of Sciences. (Image: AP)

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 The birds grabbed the hearts in their beaks and waddled around their rocky enclosure toward their nests. (Image: AP)

The birds grabbed the hearts in their beaks and waddled around their rocky enclosure toward their nests. (Image: AP)

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 The activity is part of the academy's captive breeding program to help increase the African penguin population, which is endangered in the wild. (Image: AP)

The activity is part of the academy's captive breeding program to help increase the African penguin population, which is endangered in the wild. (Image: AP)

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 African penguins compete for a heart-shaped valentine handed out by aquarium biologist Piper Dwight at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The hearts were handed out to the penguins who naturally use similar material to build nests in the wild. (Image: AP)

African penguins compete for a heart-shaped valentine handed out by aquarium biologist Piper Dwight at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The hearts were handed out to the penguins who naturally use similar material to build nests in the wild. (Image: AP)

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