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Penguin parades ending, World Peace Bell development: Today’s top stories | Daily Briefing

I remember the first time I saw the Cincinnati Zoo’s king penguins line up for a penguin parade. Adorable! The last such parade will be marched on Feb. 25, so I thought we should take a waddle down memory lane – and learn what’s next for the zoo penguins.

I’m Terry DeMio, the opioid epidemic and vulnerable people reporter for The Enquirer. But I also get to do zoo stories sometimes. Today’s penguin package includes photos and video of the march, thanks to photographers Carter Skaggs and Liz Dufour, and even a bit of trivia.

Take a look for an insider’s view of the penguins and find out how to visit the beloved birds after the parade is retired.

Click or tap here to waddle along.

(If you plan to catch one of the final parades, note that they only take place if temperatures are safe for the penguins, which is under 50 degrees.)

What else you need to know Friday, Feb. 9

Weather: High of 65. A shower in the area in the morning; otherwise, rather cloudy and warm.

🏙️ Going Up | Hotels, offices, shops coming to Newport’s World Peace Bell site.

💐 Need flowers this Valentine’s Day? 10 Greater Cincinnati florists to try.

🏈 Bengals announce coaching hires to Zac Taylor’s staff, including new pass game coordinator.

📻 Mojo Nixon, punkabilly musician and former WEBN radio host, dead at 66.

Before you go: Go under there this weekend

From Mardi Gras parties to the Golf Expo and a blues music festival to a fun run in your underwear – there’s something for everyone on our list of the top 10 things to do in and around town this weekend.

Have fun out there.

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