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'Migrating' Zoo Penguins Play Follow the Leader

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'Migrating' Zoo Penguins Play Follow the Leader

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'Migrating' Zoo Penguins Play Follow the Leader

'Migrating' Zoo Penguins Play Follow the Leader

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At the San Francisco Zoo, six new penguins have had the rest of the group swimming in circles for the past month. The newcomers appear to have sparked a "migration" trend after the rest of the flock had enjoyed 19 years of sedentary life. The behavior is rare in captivity. NPR's John Ydstie speaks with zookeeper Jane Tollini.