Groundhog Day? Not at the St. Louis Zoo this year

Feb 2, 2011

If you're a little tired of this cold weather, you're in luck, as the iconic "Punxsutawney Phil" groundhog did not see his shadow this morning -- signaling Spring's early return. 

For those of you who looked for Groundhog Day-related fun a little closer to home today to no avail, that's because our new local "representative" is a little too groggy for the task this year.

The Saint Louis Zoo’s new groundhog “Pippi,” a 10-month old female, is hibernating, and her keepers let her sleep through the holiday. There were no Groundhog Day activities at the Zoo.

Lily, the Zoo's previous groundhog, died of old age in the past year. She was 10 years old.