Penguin Bites Gingrich During Zoo Visit

by InvestorPlace Staff | April 17, 2012 5:32 pm

[1]As if things weren’t already bad enough for beleaguered presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, now it seems like even Mother Nature is turning on him.

Gingrich was touring the St. Louis Zoo last Friday when he was taken behind-the-scenes to meet with two Magelllanic penguins. One of them apparently didn’t take too kindly to the former House Speaker, and bit him on the finger[2]. Not to worry, though. The injury was minor and required only a small bandage to treat, according to a zoo spokesperson.

Why might the penguin have bitten Gingrich? Maybe it was its animal instinct, or maybe it was a supporter of gun control. Gingrich was in St. Louis last week to speak during the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting.

— Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPlace Money & Politics Editor

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