London's Zoo Gets Animals Into Olympic Spirit

The London zoo is presenting its own Olympic-style games. Adoring crowds cheered on the penguins in diving, otters in swimming and Zebras in long distance running. Instead of medals, they are competing for tasty morsels.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In the spirit of the Olympics, the London Zoo is presenting its own games: Animal Athletes in Action. Bob the Owl's 100-centimeter sprint has been a big hit. Adoring crowds cheer on the penguins in diving, otters in swimming and zebras in long-distance running, all competing, not for medals, but tasty morsels. Personal favorite: the insects weightlifting 850 times their body weight. It's MORNING EDITION.

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