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Giant penguin to invade London?

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London's iconic 30 St Mary Axe tower, known to most as 'The Gherkin', could become 'The Penguin' if the Zoological Society of London have their way.

Bosses at ZSL London Zoo commissioned a production team to draw up a redesign of the famed skyscraper to promote their penguins in 2012. They plan to approach city bigwigs with their idea shortly.

The Zoo’s Head of Comms, Emma Edwards said: “We think ‘The Penguin’ would be a striking addition to the London skyline and serve as a perfect reminder to Londoners and tourists alike to visit ZSL London Zoo and Penguin Beach this summer.

“We know it’s audacious, but let’s be honest – penguins are a lot more interesting than gherkins!”

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