Penguins love Halloween!
The October 5, 2011 oil spill in New Zealand poured 350 tons of oil into the ocean, home to native blue penguins. Knitted “penguin jumpers” helped keep them from consuming the toxic oil coating on their feathers until they could be cleaned.
Good Morning America is celebrating Jack Hanna’s 30th anniversary with a festive penguin visit. FYI: Penguins “march” really, really fast.
Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins at SeaWorld Orlando is an enormous waterfront playground for 250 penguins from four different species: Gentoo, King, Adelie, and Rockhopper.
The new extreme exhibit was created with a team of designers, craftsmen, animators, a symphony orchestra, penguin experts, scenic and lighting designers, and ride experts.
Le Pingouin by Carla Bruni
This french song will make you want to waddle.
According to Bruni, it is a ”humorous rant against unpleasant people.” The Carla Bruni’s Songs in Translation blog offers a great explanation of Le Pingouin with cultural nuances and full translation of the lyrics.
C’est pas pour moi les pingouins.
They’re not for me the penguins.
J’préfér les biches, les chats, les chiens,
I prefer the deer, the cats, and the dogs,
Les lions ou les dauphins,
The lions or the dolphins,
Pas les pingouins, pas les pingouins.
Not the penguins, not the penguins.
Non, pas les pingouins.
No, not the penguins.
Abandoned penguin called Webster demands a hug from her zookeeper every night or she refuses to sleep.
Mr Pickering, a zookeeper at Sewerby Hall Zoo in East Yorkshire for 34 years, said: “It’s possible she thinks she’s a human, since she grew up in our family home.
She looks at me like a surrogate dad, so we have a really close bond. Every evening she likes to follow me round, watching me put all the other penguins to bed. It’s like she’s helping me.
Then, when it comes to her bedtime, she won’t go to bed without a hug, so I have to put my arm around her and give her a little scratch on her head.”
(Source: Daily Mail)
Sweet album art with great tracks from The New Pornographers, Best Coast and MGMT.