Newt Gingrich Bitten By Penguin At St. Louis Zoo

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks during the Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Coalition Presidential Kick-Off on March 31, 2012 in Pewaukee, Wis. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks during the Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Coalition Presidential Kick-Off on March 31, 2012 in Pewaukee, Wis. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — At least one penguin at the St. Louis Zoo appears to be a feisty opponent of Newt Gingrich.

The Republican presidential candidate is sporting a small bandage on his finger after getting nipped by a small penguin during his tour of the zoo on Friday. Gingrich was in St. Louis to speak during the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting.

During his visit to the popular zoo in Forest Park, he was treated to a behind-the-scenes visit with two Magellanic penguins. One of them nipped Gingrich on the finger.

Zoo spokeswoman Susan Gallagher says a small bandage was all the medical care required.

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