Thursday, May 31, 2007

Penguin Wall Art

Ah wall decals, we love them so. They can add so much character to a room and these new penguin decals from Mimi'lou definitely up the bar for children's room decals.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Feeding Time

from flickr, by sparky2000

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tux the penguin waddles to last place in Indy 500

When the pale blue "Linux car," also known as car #77 from Chastain Motorsports, was the first car to crash in the 91st Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, we can imagine hordes of geeks wishing it had been a "Vista car" instead. Imagine the "blue screen of death" jokes that could have resulted!

The Linux car, as you probably know already, was the result of a campaign called Tux 500, jump-started by two enthusiasts named Bob Moore and Ken Starks. They solicited donations from fellow Linux fans in a "community powered Linux marketing program" to make the open-source operating system a household name by putting its logo on a race car. Unfortunately, it's likely going to be remembered as "the car that placed last."

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Video: Little Penguin

Little Penguins at Penguin Island, Western Australia

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Animal Logic & Happy Feet

Established in 1991, Animal Logic produces award-winning visual effects, animation and design for the film, television and advertising industries.

They have completed a number of high-profile feature film projects, including the highly anticipated Warner Bros/Village Roadshow film Happy Feet, which was produced by Kennedy Miller in association with Animal Logic.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Pink Penguins?

Mateus, the rose wine brand, is rolling out a £1.5 million television advertising campaign this summer featuring pink-coloured penguins.

The spot, created by Euro RSCG, shows the penguins waddling across an icy tundra with the strapline ‘Anyone can do cold and pink. No-one does rose like Mateus.’

The ad will run for six weeks from mid-June across terrestrial commercial TV stations. Media for the campaign is being handled by OMD Manning Gottlieb.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Name the Penguins

The Florida Aquarium is proud to announce the arrival of four additional African Black-footed Penguins to join the brother and sister duo currently appearing daily during Penguin Promenades upstairs lobby.

The four new juvenile penguins have arrived and need names!

The online naming contest begins on Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. and continues through the end of May. Visit to vote and vote as often as you like.

Check the site to see the status of your favorite names.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Furry Penguin Babies

Daniel Garcia - AFP/Getty Images

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Penguins at the Indianapolis Zoo

Opening on May 26, Oceans presented by Old National Bank is an experience Indianapolis Zoo visitors will not want to miss. As the name implies, the focus is those huge bodies of sea water that cover seven tenths of our world, and which are collectively refer to as the oceans.

When visitors reach the returning penguin exhibit, they will notice a transparent panel beneath their feet that allows them to see (and appreciate the speed) of the penguins as they “fly” underwater from one side of the exhibit to the other. Zoo visitors most certainly will be very glad to have the penguins back from their “vacation” in Texas, and they’re bringing home an addition to the flock – a baby gentoo penguin (the first born from the Indianapolis Zoo gentoo flock) that has thrived in his temporary home.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Penguin in Bed

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A cross Marconi

from flickr, by Gwen MacQuarrie

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Big utility bills? Penguins to the rescue

Matsushita Electric's National brand has created an anime-driven home regulator that the whole family can enjoy, according to Akihabara News, at least in Japan.

And how can anyone resist a system that uses penguins to help improve household efficiency?

Friday, May 18, 2007

Cute Cartoon Character Causes Controversy

A popular penguin, watched on television by children worldwide, is now at the center of a cartoon controversy.

A South Florida mother is up in arms over the cartoon, which her daughter loves to watch on PBS Sprout, not because of its content but because of the penguin’s name.

“Pingu” is about the adventures of a young penguin and his daily experiences in his snowy surroundings but Maida Rodriguez, mother of a 4-year old girl, says there’s a problem with this cute cartoon character that has her reaching for the remote.

Rodriguez says the name “Pingu” is considered a not so nice word by some Hispanics. “Basically, the word ‘pingu’ stands for male genitalia,” said Rodriguez.

Rodriguez says she’s called Comcast and PBS but was basically told that if you don’t like it then turn it off.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Penguin March

Daniel Garcia / AFP - Getty Images

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Penguin Citrus Juicer

The L’Equip® Model 206 Citrus Juicer

Possibly the most unique looking citrus juice maker in the world. Perfect for oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, clementines, lemons and limes. The parts of the juicer that are in contact with the fruits and juice are made from highest quality stainless steel. Easy to clean, 2-cup simultaneous serve capability, auto Off/On system, and 12 year warranty.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Fury as cherished penguins die in nets

OUTRAGED bird lovers and environmental groups have called for authorities to throw the book at commercial shark fishermen following the deaths of 23 fairy penguins in Port Phillip Bay yesterday.

In what has been described as the worst act of environmental vandalism since rogue fishermen shot dozens of seals off Wilsons Promontory last August, the penguins drowned in fishing nets set about 15 kilometres north-east of Queenscliff.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Penguin food?

from flickr, by Andy Macdonald

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Confused penguin strays 5,000km

A Magellanic penguin whose natural habitat is the cool climes of southern Chile has strayed thousands of miles from his home, arriving in Peru.

The penguin, native to the Strait of Magellan region of Chile, swam all the way to Peru's Paracas national reserve.

Scientists say the bird appeared to have made the 5,000km (3,000-mile) journey alone.

They say the penguin must have "got off course" to end up just 14 degrees south of the equator.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Penguin Baby Luggage

The Dinky Upright Penguin makes for great children's luggage

Help yourself out with carrying luggage by giving your children control over their own bags, and nothing is more delightful than a suitcase that looks like a penguin.

This is as full-featured as a regular suitcase, and features wheels as well as a collapsible handle so you can roll it around the airport.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Too many to count

from flickr, by ImNoFish

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Go away!

A gentoo penguin defending her nest.

from flickr, by zan milligan

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Buttermilk Penguin Waffles

Woodles makes waffles in the shape of penguins and creates a depression in the belly of the penguin where ice cream can be scooped into. The contraption is sheer novelty and sheer genius! Well every childish sensibility in me was tickled by the very idea of Woodles.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Penguin Joke

A man drives to a gas station and fills up his tank. The clerk spots two penguins sitting on the back seat of the car. He asks the driver, "What's up with the penguins in the back seat?"

The man says, "I found them. I asked myself what to do with them but, I haven't a clue."

The clerk ponders a bit then says, "You should take them to the zoo."

"Yeah, that's a good idea," says the man in the car and drives away.

The next day the man with the car is back at the gas station. The clerk sees the penguins are still in the back seat of the car. "Hey, they're still here! I thought you were going to take them to the zoo!"

"Oh, I did," says the driver, "and we had a great time. Today I'm taking them to the beach."


Penguin can sea clearly now the oil has gone

It may not be the biggest penguin on the planet but it's one tough customer nonetheless.

This penguin was recovered from Tauranga Harbour about three weeks ago, under weight and covered in oil. It is now recovering at Living Art Wildlife Park in Greerton.

"It took us about a week and a half to get all the oil off him," park operator Mark Paterson said.

The little blue penguin is thought to be three to four months old and is a commonly seen species that nests on the shores around Mauao.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Unusual guest goes home

A LONELY royal penguin was a long way from home and unable to swim when he was rescued by wildlife carers at Princetown recently.

There are thousands of royal penguins on Macquarie Island, between Tasmania and Antarctica, the only known place the penguins breed, but only three have ever been seen in Victoria.

A TAFE group found the two-year-old penguin in March and it was taken to the Wallaby Creek Wildlife Shelter at Peterborough run by Annie Fraser.

Mrs Fraser cared for the penguin for about a month while he moulted and gained enough weight to make the journey back to Macquarie Island.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Admiral, The Dapper Penguin

Admiral, The Dapper Penguin

Steiff first produced this mohair penguin for children in 1928, in honor of Richard Byrd’s Antarctic Expedition, which for the first time brought the beauty of this polar region to the world.

Today’s Admiral mirrors the features that made the 1920’s version so revolutionary at the time. His legs and beak are complemented with red paint, which has been carefully applied by hand. His pupil eyes are backed in felt, giving them a realistic effect. And his pudgy body is “weathered” with light airbrushing, as if he has just dried off after a playful swim in the ocean.

A North American Limited Edition of 1,500 pieces.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Jumping for Joy

Fiorland crested penguin Mr. Munro jumps over rocks after his introduction to two females in their enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.

Photo credit: Ian Waldie / Getty Images

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Adopt an animal for Mothers Day

This Mother's Day, show mom how much you appreciate all she's done for you with a symbolic animal adoption. It's the perfect present to save a world of life for all the moms in your life, including your grandmother, sister, and daughter.

With an adoption of $50 or $100, your mother will receive a soft plush version of the adopted animal shipped in WWF's exclusive Mother's Day bag, plus an adoption certificate, a color photo and a species fact sheet - all shipped free via priority mail. Simply check the box next to "Send the plush animal in a Happy Mother's Day bag" during checkout to receive this free benefit.

Mother's Day is May 13!

With our FREE USPS Priority Mail, $50+ adoption orders submitted by 10pm EST on Thursday, May 3 should arrive by Mother's Day.

Offer only valid for orders shipped within the US. See FAQs for details.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Penguin Steam Cleaner

Penguin Steam Cleaner

Continuous high temperature steam ouput for great cleaning results . -Has a complete set of attachments for enviromentally friendly cleaning. -Sanitises work surfaces and hard to clean areas. -Steam cleans fabric and furnishings. -Reduces bacteria and dust mites in the home. -Cleans windows without chemicals. -Illuminated water level indicator. -Transparent water tank.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Physics Of Penguin Poop

Benno Meyer-Rochow, of the International University of Bremen, Germany, and Jozsef Gal from Loránd Eötvös University in Hungary found that adult penguins generate a pressure up to 60 kPa (450 mm Hg) to expel their faeces, which equals about twice the pressure of an ordinary car tire and is considerably higher than that of other birds.