What can we celebrate today?

Happy World Penguin Day!

Posted on: April 25, 2012

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Emperor Penguin family

Penguins, those adorable little guys in tuxedos, are gaining hugely in popularity these days. Which is a good thing, because they’re losing their habitats even faster.  Fortunately, their appearances in movies such as March of the Penguins, Happy Feet (and Happy Feet Two), and Mr. Popper’s Penguins, are bringing them into the public eye, and heart.

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Rockhopper Penguin

Most people, when they think of penguins, probably have the famous Emporer penguins come to mind, but there are dozens of species of the cold water loving birds, with names ranging from the purely descriptive Chin Strap penguin, to the romantic sounding Adelie penguin, and the fun to say Gentoo penguin.

April 25th  is the day that the Adelie penguins begin their anual winter migration North, just far enough that there’s a bit more sunlight in the days, making the search for food easier. Like us, penguins don’t favor searching for their dinner in the dark.

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Gentoo Penguins, swimming

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