London Zoo wants to redesign the City’s iconic Gherkin so it resembles a penguin. The unlikely-sounding plan is part of promotional campaign for the Zoo's penguins.

ZSL London Zoo commissioned a production team to draw up a dramatic redesign of the famed skyscraper to remind visitors to the capital not to miss their penguins in 2012.

London Zoo says it plans to 'approach city bigwigs with the bold concept of turning the prominent Swiss Re Building – more commonly known as The Gherkin – into a giant penguin'. We think there's more chance of a Humboldt penguin learning to fly (or tapdance) than there is of this becoming a reality – but it's a nice promo campaign nonetheless.

You can watch the real penguins through London Zoo's penguin webcam.