Authorities at Asahiyama Zoo are taking the penguins on 500-yard walks on the snowy grounds twice a day, said zoo spokesman Tetsuo Yamazaki.
"Just like in humans ... the fat accumulates during the winter months, and the blood-sugar level rises," Yamazaki explained from the zoo, 570 miles northwest of Tokyo.
-- "Japan Gets Fat Penguins to Exercise," AP, Dec 15, 05
I haven't plotzed over photos of penguins wandering around for a good four, five months. Not since checking out the slideshow of two penguins walking through the metal detector at Denver International Airport.