Set of 4 Ornaments. This wonderful set of ornaments is made of resin, with each piece standing approximately 3 inches tall. Beautifully detailed with whimsical penguins, this item makes a great gift for any occasion!
Friday, November 30, 2007
In 1902 William Bruce, a scotish explorer led an expedition to the antartic. During their time there they decided to play the bagpipes to a emperor penguin to see what would happen...based on real events! Created by Aaron Johnston.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Enliven your holiday celebration with a quartet of chocolate penguins, each with its own endearing personality. These whimsical sweets are handcrafted for Williams-Sonoma by an Oregon confectionery renowned for its artful chocolates. Creamy bittersweet chocolate ganache centers are enrobed in a thick layer of dark chocolate, then hand painted with white and dark chocolate. Packaged in a gift box, these captivating creatures are guaranteed to delight your favorite chocolate lovers.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The world's rarest penguin found only in New Zealand has a new haven thanks to DOC and the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust.
A wildlife reserve has been opened in South Otago to protect the bird.
The yellow-eyed penguin is so rare that there are fewer than 500 breeding pairs left in the world.
Now, 50 hectares of land along a South Otago coastline has been secured to ensure the birds' future.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Taranaki Daily News photographer Mike Scott is focusing his camera on Antarctica during a 10-day stint in November, as part of Antarctica New Zealand's media program. While he's staying at Scott Base, his blog creates a picture of what makes this land of ice, penguins, scientists and ordinary Kiwis tick.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
A pair of penguins in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province became withdrawn and anxious after the egg they were hatching was smashed in a fight with other jealous penguins, according to sources with the Polar Museum of Harbin.
The female penguin laid an egg on Nov. 3. This led to jealousy among other penguins in the zoo, who lingered around the mother waiting for their opportunity to strike.
Jealousy finally turned to violence at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, when the female penguin was absent. A fat penguin jumped onto the hatching area, jostled away the penguin father and tried to take away the egg. The angry father immediately blocked the way of the looter. Unfortunately the egg dropped in the fight and was broken.
The saddened couple refused to eat after the tragedy and shunned their fellows. They appeared irritable and restless.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Photo by Angie Scott. Her comment, "The captain of our Russian icebreaker wedged his ship against the ice in Antarctica’s Amundsen Sea, so we could step off. Almost immediately, a young emperor penguin appeared. We were probably the first humans it had ever seen. The picture I took is a statement on our world, its wild inhabitants and the nature of humans."
Weighing about the same as domestic sheep, emperor penguins are the largest of the penguins. To protect against the cold, they huddle together in groups. They breed during the long darkness of the Antarctic winter, but instead of building a nest the male keeps the egg on its feet, covering it with a warm fold of abdominal skin.
Entry in Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
If you loved March of the Penguins, you will love this Salvor long sleeved onesie. Super soft organic cotton is offset by a vibrant orange sepia-infused image of a penguin. The life-like image is beautiful and bright which is guarenteed to make you smile. This onesie features a kimono style top, so no tugging over baby's head, and a three snap closure at the crotch for easier diaper changing.
Penguin Baby Toy
A popular little pal from the South Pole, this handsome tuxedo-clad fellow makes a playful noise when he rocks from side to side to amuse baby. Crafted from preservative-free rubber wood, this toy is safe for newborns.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Percy the Penguin
These little guys are take-along toys with digital prowess. Each one holds more than 64 photos and is compatible with over 40 million photo-sharing websites, all digital cameras and cell phones. What makes these little furry friends great gifts is that you can fill them with wonderful memories.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
This penguin stands just 1.25 inches tall on his tippy toes but boy does he have curb appeal. If you want a really cool surprise to stick in a backpack or to sit on your desk or computer monitor this is the penguin for you.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Scientists reported in September that the population of Southern Rockhopper penguins on Isla Noir, the most important colony for the Eudyptes chrysocom family in all of South America, has risen to 316,000. This is a highly positive sign, given the significant drop in the species' population in previous decades.
Best known for their large, yellow crests, the Southern Rockhopper has been able to live on Isla Noir in relative isolation due to the heavy rain and winds that are typical of the island.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
This is Snowdrop, the albino African Penguin, born at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England.
No other zoo in the world has an albino penguin and only two or three have ever been reported in the wild.
Snowdrop died in August 2004.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
To commemorate its hometown's status as the coldest town in the United States, this concrete penguin was constructed in 1989. At 27 feet tall and a solid five tons, it beckons to passersby from its spot in front of the Glacier Gateway Inn, a furniture-shop-turned-motel.
The penguin talks (when its speaker works), bleating out the slogan, "Welcome to Cut Bank, the Coldest Spot in the Nation!"
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Major Megan McClung of Coupeville, Washington, has touched the hearts of many people, for many different reasons. As a public affairs officer in Iraq in 2006, she organized the Marine Corps Marathon for those Marines overseas taking part in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She was part of the Marine Corps family, the Naval Academy family and the family of the running community. She was killed on Dec. 6 by a roadside bomb last year in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. This year at the Marine Corps Marathon, a new award was given in her honor: The Penguin Award.
Somehow Megan had gotten her hands on “The Penguin Chronicles,” a series of articles written by John “The Penguin” Bingham, who currently writes for Runner’s World. In Bingham’s articles, he lends human qualities to a penguin that runs for the joy of it rather than for a first place medal. Megan’s mother said she really must have taken that to heart when she organized the Marine Corps Marathon competition in Iraq in 2006.
“She called and asked us to send her a stuffed penguin,” said her mother, Re.
Since the penguin, named Paul, was going overseas, McClung’s parents decided to cut him orders and ship him off “military style.” That penguin was awarded to the final finisher in the marathon in Iraq, symbolizing that even though that runner crossed the finish line last, he’s still a winner because he didn’t give up.
This year that tradition carried on to the marathon in Washington. read more ...
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