What ARE Those Orange Things, Anyway?

The Penguins don’t seem to be interested in the Shedd Aquarium pumpkins, but for the Sea Otters and Belugas, that’s another story.






Meet Charlotte The Aquaphobic Penguin

Adj. 1. Aquaphobic – abnormally afraid of water.

Charlotte The Penguin was not gonna get in that water, thank you very MUCH. So she needed a little hoomin help! (P.S. At first I thought that clip said “Snorgling” at the top left.)

Yes, But Can He Shoot Free Throws?

The NBA Finals begin tonight in Oakland, with the Golden State Warriors hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers. The California Academy of Sciences announced last weekend they have named their new African penguin chick Curry, in honor of the Warriors star player, Steph Curry.

Curry (the Penguin Version) hosted a Google Hangout Q&A (with his hoomins) earlier this morning. Here’s a replay.


As seen on NBC Bay Area.com with C.O. thanks to Riya B.

Remember Going On Field Trips?

You remember- pack a lunch, hop on the school bus, and get outta the classroom for the day to see the sights- like a….boring Salvador Dali exhibit. (Note- I really did do that one. In Louisville. We also went on a trip to a power plant, which was excellent.) Well, these guys have the same thing in mind. The Pengy residents at the Monterey Bay Aquarium like to get out and stretch their feet fins once in awhile and see the sights, just like everyone else!


It’s World Penguin Day!

Take a little time out of the day to watch this video of our little tuxedo-clad friends!

And here’s a PROSH PENGY WALLPAPER– just click to save!


Penguin Love Nest ACTION!

Lots going on at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Male Rockhopper and Magellanic penguins are gettin’ bizzy building their nests. Spring nesting season, ya know! (And I don’t know about you, but are those floofy little tufts on the sides the BEST?)

Name These Chicks!

Two of the three African Penguin Chicks new to the California Academy of Sciences still need a name! (One fellow is already named Marcus.) Here’s where you can vote on the choice of names..you have ’til the 25th. There’s one male chick and one female still to be named.

And here’s a live cam where you can chick check in on ’em.

From SFist.

Just WHO Knits Penguin Sweateuhs, Anyway?

Glad you asked. Remember last year when the Pengys needed sweateuhs? Daily Mail takes you behind the scenes Down Under, where Australia’s oldest person is busy crankin’ out sweateuh sets.

These are plushies for display purposes. But still.

“Please oh please oh please do it for Alfie, the lovely 109 year-old man who has been knitting since 1932,” says Gail F. of Toronto.

LIVE: Hooray For Penguin Awareness Day!

Celebrate the day by checking in LIVE on these little knuckleheads at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! (Click the video button, and you’ll see a live feed. So to speak.) From the video: “Watch carefully and you might even see them communicating with each other. When penguins flap their wings or bow their heads, they’re telling each other how they feel. Throwing their heads back and wings out means ‘I’m happy.’ Leaning forward and opening their beaks means ‘Go away.'”

[*Note: Cam is live 7am-5pm PT : Today’s Feeding Times: 10:30am, 3pm PT. Cam not working? Check here. -Ed.]

(You can download their wallpaper below, too- just click the image!)


World Cup Material Here, For Sure

Spotted this video on Tastefully Offensive. They say this is Tsubasa-kun The Penguin, showing off some mad soccer skillz at the Matsue Vogel Aviary Park in Shimane, Japan. And that’s fine. But..we ran the YouTube text through the trusty Google Translate, and got:

It was held the football World Cup Brazil tournament. In order to support the Japanese representative in Matsue Vogel Park, the Samurai Blue uniforms and we have a walk dressed. Meanwhile, I was taken with exceptionally great show playing penguin videos because we (the name is Tsubasa-kun!!) stomach.