The Grumpy Penguin

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The last time I saw Tempête

In an unbelievably difficult, tragic, and seemingly interminable years such as this has been, it seems to me particularly fitting that the last animal I featured in my 2020 calendar did not survive the year. One might have supposed that I should have learned my lesson the only other time I featured an Arctic fox (in point of fact, two Arctic foxes) in my calendar, as neither of them was around by the time that month arrived, either. When I wrote that blog post, in April of 2016, I had been at the Zoo for about 3 1/2 years and four different foxes had lived and died there in the interim. In that post, I touched on how unusual that was even for such an ordinarily short-lived animal, and how I hoped the Tundra Trek would soon be vibrant once…

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