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This is Snowdrop, a plush collectible released in memoriam of an albino penguin of the same name. The real Snowdrop was one-of-a-kind, first ever albino penguin living in captivity and resident of Bristol Zoo Gardens. Born 2002, this charismatic waddler was loved by many from the very moment it made it's first public appearance in UK (check BBC Bristol's article for immediate cute overload). To shock of Bristol Zoo staff and all penguin fans, Snowdrop passed away suddenly in 2004.

As you must be aware of by now, TAGAP is dedicated to the memory of Snowdrop. Since it was European resident and penguins generally have quite long life expectancy, I was looking forward to meet this penguin celebrity in real life some day. Sadly this never came to be, so the least I could do was to dedicate my own penguin project to his beloved memory.

This plush collectible, which is approximately in 1:1 scale, was sold exclusively via Bristol Zoo Gardens website as a limited edition and is no longer available.

Also available as Wallpaper!

Added: 2008-07-29