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!


#WORLDPENGUINDAY

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!

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#WORLDPENGUINDAY

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?

258F994500000578-0-image-m-4_1423648537090Glad 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.

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These are plushies for display purposes. But still.

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“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!)

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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.

iPad + Penguins = Bebeh Penguins

That seems to be the bottom line from this story on Fast Company.com. The Tuxedo Dudes and Dudettes love the iPad game Game for Cats; it keeps them in top physical shape. Which makes them more likely to…make Little Tuxedo Dudes and Dudettes. Guess those iPad screen protectors will only do so much, eh? [*Note- “Cool Hunting” is the name of the video maker. -Ed.]



Which Of These Things Isn’t Like The Other Thing?

Now, the credits on this photo (From The Guardian.com) say Gunther Riehle/Solent News & Photo Agency. So I have no doubt that it’s real.

[*Note: See “Photoshopped (‘Shopped)” this section -Ed.]

An elephant seal pup strays into a noisy breeding colony of king penguins on Macquarie Island
From Susan M.

Hot Wheels

141103-penguin-rover-arp-900a_797e1115a4a2ffa4a807267f9c8d2a6e.nbcnews-ux-1440-900[Hey..I’m new here. Do you know where the best place is to pick up chicks?]

(A robot spy cam keeps an eye on penguins in Adelie Land, Antarctica: more at NBC News.)

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