London Zoo to turn The Gherkin into giant penguin? - picture
Published Jul 13 2012, 15:21 BST | By Charlotte Grant-West
London Zoo's press department have said that they want to turn London landmark The Gherkin into a giant penguin.
Using Photoshop, the team created an image of what a 591ft penguin would look projected onto the iconic City of London building.
The move has been suggested in order to promote the zoo itself.
The press release accompanying the penguin proposition read: "[ZSL London Zoo plan] to approach city bigwigs with the bold concept of turning the prominent Swiss Re Building - more commonly known as The Gherkin - into a giant penguin."
London Zoo's head of communications Emma Edwards said: "We don't want anyone to miss our penguins, and they certainly wouldn't be able to miss this one looming over the capital.
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