http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Harvesting poop to help Peruvian penguins: Saint Louis Zoo digs in http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/harvesting-poop-help-peruvian-penguins-saint-louis-zoo-digs <p>Unlike their cold-weather relatives, <a href="http://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/birds/penguins/humboldtpenguin/">Humboldt penguins</a> live only in South America, along the rocky Pacific coast of Chile and Peru.</p><p>The Saint Louis Zoo&rsquo;s Michael Macek has been monitoring the penguins there, <a href="http://www.stlzoo.org/conservation/wildcare-institute/humboldtpenguinsinperu/">tracking their health and numbers</a>.</p><p>Macek is back in Peru again, in a coastal reserve called <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/ul1u">Punta San Juan</a>, where Humboldt penguins nest by the thousands.</p><p>Before he left, he told St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Véronique LaCapra that this time he&rsquo;s helping to lead a sustainable guano harvest.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:20:02 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4191 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Harvesting poop to help Peruvian penguins: Saint Louis Zoo digs in