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Penguins Given Antidepressants to Cope With Winter

February 7, 2014
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If you find yourself fighting a mean case of the winter blues, you aren't alone. Humboldt penguins living at the Sea Life Sanctuary in Scarborough, England are so over the miserable winter weather, that they are being given antidepressants. Kristina Behr (@KristinaBehr) has the scoop. Video provided by Buzz60

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