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Germany chancellor adopts 3-year-old penguin

May 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Most of us looking to adopt a pet would consider a cat or dog, but the German chancellor opted for a penguin.

Angela Merkel adopted a Humboldt penguin during her visit to the Ozeanum sea zoo in Stralsund, Germany.

She named the 3-year-old bird Alexandra and fed her anchovies.

The penguin will now be sponsored for life, which could be a long time considering Humbolt penguins can live up to age 30.