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Penguins!



Aren't penguins the cutest things? This is a blog for cute pictures, fun videos, news, and information about penguins.



Updated: 2017-10-24T13:19:29.595-06:00

 



A penguin parade?

2009-07-09T10:30:01.198-06:00

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Source: Life
Photo: Fred Morley/Getty Images
Dec 29, 1936



What happens when penguins die?

2009-06-22T08:10:06.980-06:00

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica - where do they go?

Wonder no more!!!

It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.

The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.

The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing: Freeze A Jolly Good Fellow.



(via Bits & Pieces)



Penguin chick has two dads

2009-06-12T08:04:00.964-06:00

(image) Two male Humboldt penguins cautiously guard the entrance to their cave in the "Zoo am Meer" zoological park in Bremerhaven, northern Germany, where they are fostering a six weeks old penguin chick.

After a penguin egg had been abandoned by its biological parents, it was placed in the male penguins' nest, who then adopted and hatched it.

Bremerhaven zoo veterinarian Schoene said the male birds, named Z and Vielpunkt, are one of three same-sex pairs among the zoo's 20 Humboldt penguins that have attempted to mate.

AP Photo/Focke Strangmann

Source

(via the Pet Blog)



I'm getting closer to my home

2009-06-11T10:22:00.851-06:00

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Penguins walk toward the ocean after being released near Cape Town, South Africa. The 38 birds had been treated for oil pollution they'd suffered in Namibia.

Photo: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images
May 26, 2009



Penguin News

2009-06-04T10:20:33.846-06:00

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Source: Life
Photo: Imagno/Getty Images
Jan 01, 1935



Look what I found at Trader Joe's!

2009-06-01T12:10:25.593-06:00

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Photo by Julie Corsi



20 Reasons to Love Penguins

2009-04-27T08:44:01.051-06:00

Nebby has created a list of 20 reasons why she loves penguins.

Of course I agree!



Penguin Places for Penguin People

2009-03-18T09:24:34.268-06:00

(image) At Intelligent Travel, contributor Andrew Evans offers an all-inclusive guide to all things penguin.

Penguin Places to Visit:

Isla Magdalena, Chile
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
Boulders Beach, Simon's Town, South Africa
Oamaru, New Zealand
Phillip Island, Australia
Falkland Islands

Central Park Zoo (New York, NY)

Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, WA)

Maryland Zoo (Baltimore, MD)

Rosamond Gifford Zoo (Syracuse, NY)

Oregon Zoo (Portland, OR)

St. Louis Zoo (St. Louis, MO)

Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa, FL)

Philadelphia Zoo (Philadelphia, PA)

UPDATE - MORE GREAT PENGUIN PLACES TO VISIT

The New England Aquarium (Boston, MA)

The Henry Doorly Zoo (Omaha, NE)

Penguin Adoption in NJ

Thanks to our great visitors, Rob, and Nothing But Penguins for these.

UPDATE #2 - HERE ARE NEW PENGUIN PLACES TO VISIT

South Carolina Aquarium (Charleston SC) (opening March 21, 2009)

National Aviary (Pittsburgh, PA) (opening May 23, 2009)



Video: Safety in numbers

2009-03-03T08:42:00.177-06:00

Advertising agency Duval Guillaume produced a cute ad for Belgian bus company De Lijn, emphasizing that it’s safer to travel in groups.

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Watch video

(via Presurfer)



Looks like the inauguration, doesn't it?

2009-03-02T10:38:04.758-06:00

This amazing photo was taken on South Georgia Island. The photographer says, "This is not the largest colony of king penguins on South Georgia but there were over a hundred thousand breeding pairs in this location. The brown spots are not open spaces but chicks that have not fledged."

(image) from Flickr, by chuck12600

Take a look at it in the largest size: 3200 x 2135. Better yet, set it as your desktop wallpaper.

(via The Pet Blog)



Make a sock penguin

2009-02-25T10:04:29.130-06:00

As cute as a sock monkey?

(image) This instructable will walk you through the step by step creation of a Sock Penguin. This project was completed for a Grade 1 (6 year old kids) class that has been studying penguins.

Please note that no penguins were harmed in the creation of this project, however, some socks were severely damaged in the prototyping stage. Please do not use socks that still contain feet.

Note that hot glue guns can burn you. They're called "hot" for a reason. Do not let 6 year olds operate hot glue guns. Adult supervision is required. Also, do not let 6 year olds operate heavy machinery. It's just a bad plan.



Illogical

2009-02-20T09:23:31.560-06:00

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Solitary

2009-02-16T09:11:00.285-06:00

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Stare down

2009-02-13T08:11:00.563-06:00

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from Flickr, by eclectic echoes



Hi there!

2009-02-12T09:04:00.845-06:00

(image) This little guy was hatched in November, 2008, and lives at Bird World at the Denver Zoo.

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Penguin origami

2009-02-11T12:37:00.394-06:00

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This photo is from the Peabody Essex Museum Polar Attractions exhibit.

Explore the Arctic and Antarctic through compelling works of art by 30 contemporary artists. This interactive exhibition in the museum’s Art & Nature Center highlights polar regions as distinct, biologically important systems shaped over time by cyclical changes and increasingly, by human influences. Hands-on stations offer a range of exploratory opportunities for visitors of all ages to connect with ideas presented in the exhibition.



Penguin killer fined

2009-02-10T07:33:49.821-06:00

A southern Tasmanian man has been fined for killing a penguin that bit him.

Russell Stanley Baines pleaded guilty in the Hobart Magistrates Court to doing an act that resulted in the death of an animal.

The 29 year old was at Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast in October last year and picked up a wild penguin but became enraged when it bit him. Baines killed the bird by throwing a rock at it.

Magistrate Glenn Hay recorded a conviction and fined Baines $630.

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Antarctic penguins

2009-02-09T08:23:00.198-06:00

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Visit a great photo gallery from Telegraph "Emperor penguins in western Antarctica", with 22 excellent pictures of penguins in the Antarctic.



Video: Penguin Roudup

2009-02-06T08:32:56.382-06:00

Penguins at the San Francisco Zoo express their displeasure at getting their annual vaccination for the West Nile Virus. They seem less troubled over getting their beaks trimmed.

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A penguin convention

2009-02-04T08:13:00.232-06:00

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This photo is from the Peabody Essex Museum Polar Attractions exhibit.

Explore the Arctic and Antarctic through compelling works of art by 30 contemporary artists. This interactive exhibition in the museum’s Art & Nature Center highlights polar regions as distinct, biologically important systems shaped over time by cyclical changes and increasingly, by human influences. Hands-on stations offer a range of exploratory opportunities for visitors of all ages to connect with ideas presented in the exhibition.



Video: A penguin colony on the edge

2009-01-26T09:15:01.138-06:00

In this video, Tanya Datta from BBC interviews penguin researcher, Mike Bingham, who has studied penguins for 20 years.

Watch video



A penguin afraid of water?

2009-01-23T08:15:00.535-06:00

(image) WHILE his feathered friends dive happily through the icy depths, poor Kentucky the penguin perches hopelessly on his favorite rock.

Why? Because he’s afraid of WATER.

He refuses to take the plunge with his other 23 penguin pals at Blackbrook Zoological Park, in Leek, Staffs.

Staff at the zoo have seen 11-year-old Kentucky become a surprise hit with visitors at the park due to his unusual phobia.

Photo: News Team International

Source: Sun



Underwater

2009-01-22T08:43:00.823-06:00

(image) A Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) dives in his pool at the zoo in Nuremberg, southern Germany, on December 10, 2008.

AFP/Getty Images



Video: Not all penguins are the same

2009-01-21T08:42:01.595-06:00

There's an interesting video posted at PenguinScience -

Blondie shows that not all penguins are the same:

Here's a very unusual black penguin:
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A rare albino chick:
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And here's poor Blondie.
He's had a nest every year but can't seem to find a mate.
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Penguin Awareness Day

2009-01-20T09:02:00.287-06:00

January 20 is Penguin Awareness Day.

Why is today Penguin Awareness day? No one knows.

What's so special about this day? No one knows.

So - celebrate in your own way ...

(image) from Flickr, by ekpatterson

(image) from Flickr, by moria

(image) from Flickr, by rarewren