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February 11, 2021

Clinton & Muffin

Penguin & Puffin Coast is home to some of the most popular residents of the Saint Louis Zoo – our penguins. Often overlooked are their roommates – the tufted and horned puffins. Bird Keeper Clinton Scaggs has developed a special bond with Muffin, one of our tufted puffins. This species is named for the bright yellow tufts of feathers on their heads. It is not uncommon for guests to see Muffin “helping” Clinton with his keeper duties or following him around the habitat. Clinton is working with Muffin closely so that, together, they can help educate guests about this often-overlooked bird.