Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
In this game you need to help the penguins cross the river. The penguins come in pairs of father and son. When the father is not around, the son will be scared and fly away if adults from other families are there. Plan carefully to let all the penguins cross the river. Click on the penguins to move them to and from the floating ice.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Three-month-old Humboldt penguin "Nicolas" and two other Humboldt chicks join others in the main penguin exhibit for the first time Friday at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.
A row of a dozen children pressed their hands and noses to the glass at noon Friday at the penguin exhibit at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park.
They pointed and shrieked as Syracuse's three smallest North American Humboldt penguins tried to catch fish thrown by keeper Deborah Tobin. It was the first day in the main exhibit, Penguin Coast, for 3-month-old chicks Andres, Raul and Nicolas.
Photo: Jim Commentucci / The Post-Standard
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Four Humboldt penguin chicks at the Akron Zoo were given the opportunity to select their own names from the 646 names submitted by the worldwide public.
Meet Poquita, Aletta, Fausto and Guapo.
There are less than 20 zoos in the country that feature the Humboldt penguin, which is on the endangered species list, because there are less than 10,000 Humboldt penguins in the world.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Four new penguins moved into their new home at the San Francisco Zoo Monday.
The four, 12-week-old Riley, Charlie, Thistle and Gnocchi, waddled onto Penguin Island before a crowd of curious onlookers and enthusiasts. They had spent two months in fish school, where they learned how to swim and feed just like the old-timers on the island.
The San Francisco Zoo has one of the most successful breeding colonies of Magellanic penguins in captivity, having fledged approximately 150 chicks since 1985.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Korea is home to Pororo, an animated penguin whose only dream is to be able to fly.
In 2004, when the cartoon "Pororo the Little Penguin" hit television screens in France through TF1, the country's most popular network, the aspiring penguin was welcomed with a record-high 47 percent viewing rate.
The cartoon then successfully made its way to the U.K., Italy, South America, China and finally Japan last year. In that time the little penguin has pulled in some W80 billion (US$1=W942) in revenue. Now other companies have begun commercializing on the character, such as Club Med which has organized Pororo children's camps in holiday destinations like Bali, Phuket and Bintan.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Tums-Tums Penguin Holds 24 CDs
Store your favorite CDs or DVDs in this cuddly Penguin Tum Tum CD/DVD holder. The South Pole native is perfect for your car, desk or bedroom and includes a case in his belly that holds up to 24 CDs or DVDs in nonstick sleeves. Has a zipper closure and plush outside to secure discs safely.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Specially weighted, this dapper fellow keeps books from toppling, holds down paperwork, and performs other "heavy" tasks with quiet sophistication. Irresistible to kids and adults, he stands a stately 10" tall.
Friday, August 17, 2007
A young female yellow-eyed penguin has been nursed back to health at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Wildlife Ward.
The sick penguin was found collapsed at Sumner Beach, Christchurch, last month, emaciated and weak and was flown to Palmerston North by the Department of Conservation.
The penguin, one of an endangered population of about 5000, had diarrhea, a secondary yeast infection, enlarged kidneys and weighed just 3.4kg. The penguin was flown back to Christchurch last week, having fully recovered and gained 1.2kg.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
University of Washington scientists will choose six adult penguins from rehabilitation reserves in northern Argentina next week to tag with satellite tracking devices. These devices will allow the scientists to follow those penguins’ migration patterns for the rest of the year.
The tracking devices, described as “little black boxes with an antenna,” attach to feathers in a specific place on the bird’s lower back and will allow the scientists to follow the penguins’ route during the second half of their yearly migration.
Because the devices usually stay on penguins for only three months, researchers have previously been unable to track the second half of the birds’ six-month migration.
In order to fill this gap in the research, scientists will tag birds on land at rehabilitation centers and track them as they rejoin their colonies to complete the yearly migration.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Lights, Camera, Action! Check out how a little “Hollywood” magic allowed a little penguin to roam around the Tennessee Aquarium. You’ll be amazed how much hard work went into creating the Aquarium’s latest commercial. View the behind the scenes footage of a penguin round-up in this gentoo “spaghetti western”.
Although the commercial looks like a penguin ‘hombre’ is walking through the Aquarium and checking out the various exhibits as the new guy in town, he never actually left his exhibit. Sub-Antarctic penguins like gentoos and macaronis must stay in their climate controlled environment, so a special technology was used to give the illusion our black and white buckaroo was wandering around both the River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings.
Watch the commercial.
Friday, August 10, 2007
The government of Argentina will create a new marine park along the coast of Patagonia. Located in Golfo San Jorge, the park will protect more than half a million penguins and other rare seabirds.
The park, which includes 250 square miles of coastal waters and nearby islands along nearly 100 miles of shoreline, is a nesting and feeding ground for about quarter million pairs of Magellanic penguin, representing roughly 20 percent of the entire species. The reserve also protects the only two nesting colonies of southern giant petrels on the entire Patagonian coast, as well as the only colonies of Southern American fur seals. Other resident species include the endangered Olrog’s gull, the white-headed steamer duck, and almost a quarter of all imperial and rock cormorants of Argentina.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Over the years, Alfred David's interest in penguins has turned into an obsession. He's not just into them, he now actually thinks he is a penguin. He even has the suit and waddle to prove it! Alfred claims to have a wife, but she doesn't make an appearance in this video.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Scientists will attach satellite tracking devices to the backs of six penguins that have been treated at two centers in northern Argentina after their feathers were fouled with oil. The birds will be released into the Atlantic Ocean and their movements traced using satellites and the Internet.
The idea is to plug a critical gap in the knowledge of the Magellanics' annual life cycle, their movements on the journey from their winter feeding grounds back to their breeding colonies along the southern Argentina coast and the Islas Malvinas, or Falkland Islands.
Epoxy and special tape will be used to attach a transmitter to each bird before it is released into the Atlantic. The tags are about the size of many common cellular telephones and weigh less than 3.5 ounces.
Monday, August 6, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Hundreds of oil-covered Magellanic penguins have surfaced off the Atlantic coast of South America in the past few weeks, according to an animal welfare organization.
This week, 36 Magellanic penguins were being treated at the Society for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Maldonado (SOCOBIOMA) center in Uruguay, where more than 40 of the penguins surfaced.
"After being stabilized and fed, the washing process is in full motion right now, and we expect to be able to release them back to the ocean in about 15 days or so," said Lourdes Casas of SOCOBIOMA.
A penguin holding revolvers in each wing and masked with a red handkerchief and cowboy hat greeted users of the Delaware County government Web site Wednesday.
The graphic, which also featured the word "HACKED," had mysteriously replaced the Web site's home page.
A Google search revealed the gunslinging penguin had hacked many other sites across the country.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Penguin Pooper Candy Dispenser
He's a little, wind-up penguin. When you wind him up and let him go, he waddles across the table, flapping his wings as he moves. And every few steps, he poops out a little piece of candy. Just add him to your Linux collection of Tux penguins.
This candy pooper makes quite a conversation piece on your desk, and what an entertaining way to dispense that mid-afternoon candy during a busy workday.