Yes, he was bit by a penguin.
Following a tour of the NASCAR museum, Gingrich said he spoke with Santorum in St. Louis, Mo. but only briefly. (This was the same day the Speaker visited the St. Louis Zoo, was nipped by a penguin and met a tiger named Callista – just like his wife, he joked to reporters.)
"I'd love to have his endorsement but he has to do what he thinks is right for his family and he has to do what … will help pay off his campaign debt,” Gingrich said. “I am not going to put any pressure on Rick but obviously I'd love to have his endorsement."