After nineteen long and penguin-less months, the Saint Louis Zoo re-opened its Penguin & Puffin Coast exhibit Thursday to the joy of St. Louisans of all ages, hundreds of whom bundled up against the cold to watch the unveiling.
Micha Usher The penguin that bit Riverfront Times photographer Micah Usher.
Riverfront Times sent trusty photographer Micah Usher to capture the zoo's kickoff parade of king penguins, a significant (and adorable) moment in St. Louis history. He was the perfect candidate for the job: Usher routinely takes his camera for long walks after snow storms that keep the rest of St. Louis trapped inside eating bread, eggs and milk. Plus, his photos of cuddly puppies celebrating Mardi Gras at the 2015 Beggin' Pet Parade could cure even the darkest depression.
Yes, Usher was the man for the job. Little did we know, the job was more dangerous than we'd thought.More »