Our fashion forward friends at Original Penguin are doing their part to support Zoo penguins and World Penguin Day. Help further the cause and join us along with this iconic brand as we raise awareness for penguins on Saturday, April 25th!

This year Original Penguin is celebrating its 60th anniversary and is generously adopting 60 of the Zoo’s African penguins to help advance animal care and support of this endangered species. What can you do? On Saturday, April 25th click the link below to retweet a special #WorldPenguinDay message. For every retweet, Original Penguin will donate $1 to the Zoo (up to $5000)! Supporting the Zoo’s penguin colony is that easy. Be sure to spread the word and share with your friends to help raise awareness and support.

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Every Retweet Raises $1


Join the Zoo’s Avian Collection Manager (and resident penguin expert), Jen Kottyan, Saturday, April 25th from 1:30pm to 3:00pm on the Zoo’s twitter feed for a special penguin keeper chat. Ask penguin questions, see exclusive behind-the-scenes pics and interact live! It’s your chance to join the World Penguin Day conversation.


Original Penguin began it’s iconic brand status in a Minnesota factory in 1955 and is still worn all over the world today. On a sales trip to NYC in 1955, finding himself with some time to kill before a flight home, Abbot Pederson took a wrong turn down a Manhattan street and found himself in front of a display of stuffed penguins in a taxidermist’s window. Before he knew it, he had bought one of the penguins and named him Pete.

It’s from this chance encounter that the Munsingwear golf shirt was born. From the moment it hit the shelves it was a must-have, popular with suburbanites and sports legends alike. Today, with Original Penguin stores dotting the globe and sold at exclusive luxury retailers, Pete is back — bigger and better than ever, presiding over a full lifestyle brand that now includes suits, watches, bags, belts, hats, shoes, and women’s and kids’ collections.