The weather in the UK, typically abysmal, has been even worse recently with torrential rain, forceful gale winds and massive waves pounding at the coastal areas. And it's gotten so bad that one town's zoo animals are on antidepressants.
The wild humboldt penguins at the Sea Life Centre in North Yorkshire come from the coastal areas of South America, and are apparently used to inclement weather. But the UK's shitty weather is so awful that they need to be prescribed "uppers" by their analyst zookeepers.
"Humboldts in the wild on the coast of Peru and Chile can be subjected to some pretty wild extremes of weather. What they don't get though is weeks of almost daily downpours and high winds."
According to their display manager, the penguins have been "thoroughly fed-up and miserable, much like the rest of us."
Zookeepers hope that the penguins' mood will stabilize once they've had some consistent sun — something that seems unlikely to happen in the near future.
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