Newt Nipped By Petulant Penguin

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Call it the case of the penguin versus the politician. Former speaker of the house, Newt Gingrich, was in the Gateway City for some glad-handing on Friday. But the republican candidate got more beak than he bargained for. Newt got nipped by a Magellanic penguin.

Gingrich claims to have been to at least 95 zoos throughout his life.  Friday`s visit was a behind the scene`s tour.  We took the same tour a few months ago.  The same penguin also gave me a bit of a beak.

Gingrich was in the Show-Me State for the NRA convention and zoo visit. But a simple band-aid got Gingrich back on the bandwagon and campaign trail.

If any other presidential candidates were coming here to the zoo what animal should they see?

"Probably most of them should go see the donkeys.  Yeah.  Somali Wild Ass." said Karen Beals

Patrick Clark, News 11.