|A Real Penguin at the Tulsa Zoo|
The penguins that decorate the Tulsa landscape stand stoically like the guards at Buckingham Palace, and are similarly misplaced. "Why penguins in Tulsa?" you may ask. Simple answer: they were a part of a 2002 fundraiser by the Tulsa Zoo and remind us of the Black-footed Penguin exhibit there.
According to this Tulsa Landmark article, penguins were sold for $3500 or adopted for $2500.
|African Penguin Habitat|
According to Wikipedia:
Penguin HabitatThe fund-raising campaign for this exhibit was a local art project that created 6-foot (1.8 m) tall penguin sculptures. Businesses gave donations to the fund-raising campaign and then received the penguin sculpture at their desired location. These penguins are now called, “Tulsa penguins."
OK, enough Trivia. If you're interested in learning more, you can check out the Tulsa Penguins Facebook page.