Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Pecking order is the name of the game

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This gentoo Penguin chick has been named Huckle by Herald Sun readers.Picture: Alex Coppel Source: Herald Sun
 
AUSTRALIA'S first mainland-born gentoo penguin is proving a leader among the flock - and Herald Sun readers fought a tight contest for naming rights for the baby.
Chick "Huckle" stands taller than its four fluffy cousins and is proving a protective older playmate to them.
Reader Carolyn Brown of Canterbury came up with the name Huckle, a clever combination of the bird's mum Pickle and dad Finn.
Hundreds of readers made their own contributions, all keen to personally help mark the special ceremony of a celebrated birth.
Four gentoo penguin chicks have been born, the first generation of the species on special display at Melbourne Aquarium.
For her efforts, Ms Brown can look forward to a VIP tour of the exhibit, including a meet and greet of the aquarium's specialist penguin staff.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Anyone paying attention? lol

Monday, January 24, 2011

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Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) with chicks at dusk. Sealion Island. Falkland Islands.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Gentoo Penguins @ Petermann Island, Antarctica

Saturday, January 22, 2011

This Week's Pencognito!!

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Roaring Penguin
Originally uploaded by -YATCHUNG-
Little one, learn from me. Let them hear you roar. Roar baby roar.

Friday, January 21, 2011

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Gentoo (Pygoscelis papua) and Magellanic (Spheniscus magellanicus) penguins at the beach during a wind storm. Sealion Island. Falkland Islands

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Splitting Penguin
Originally uploaded by -YATCHUNG-

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Roaring Penguin
Originally uploaded by -YATCHUNG-

Monday, January 17, 2011

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Fight! Fight! Fight!
Originally uploaded by pinguino

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Gentoo Penguin (announcing its arrival) @ Aitcho Island, Antarctica

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

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Airborn Gentoo
Originally uploaded by mgsbird
Gentoo Penguin rockhopping at Georges Point, Ronge Island, Antarctica.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Webcam feed of animals playing at Edinburgh Zoo becomes internet sensation

Penguins march on to ZooTube

By Claire Cohen
6th January 2011

They are the latest unlikely stars of the internet.
But you won’t see these celebrities stumbling out of a nightclub or appearing on a reality show any time soon.
Why? They’re penguins - and far too busy sliding around in the snow.
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Ice cool: Captured on a webcam the penguins of Edinburgh Zoo have become this winter's internet sensation
Ice cool: Captured on a webcam the penguins of Edinburgh Zoo have become this winter's internet sensation
Captured on a webcam - which some wags have christened ZooTube - the penguins of Edinburgh Zoo have become this winter’s internet sensation.
The live feed shows the zoo’s Gentoo penguin population (they have a distinctive white stripe on their heads), although King penguins have been known to wander into shot, too.
While Edinburgh Zoo itself was closed over Christmas and the New Year, people from all over the world were logging on to watch the penguins at play and swimming and splashing about in their pool.

Playtime: Watching the zoo's Gentoo penguin population has been described as 'the best thing on the internet' 

Playtime: Watching the zoo's Gentoo penguin population has been described as 'the best thing on the internet'
Twitter users described the webcam as ‘the best thing on the internet’, even admitting to being ‘jealous’ of the fun the creatures seemed to be having.
So popular was the webcam, that the huge number of people trying to access it even led to the internet site crashing.

To see the penguins log on to edinburghzoo.org.uk/EZPenguinCam.html.

Just make sure to do it before the sun goes down: the camera doesn’t have night vision - and trying to p-p-p-pick penguins out in the dark isn’t much fun.

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Don't think you're gonna steal MY thunder!

Friday, January 7, 2011

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IMG_4910
Originally uploaded by ..fly:vale..

Thursday, January 6, 2011

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Penguin Parade
Originally uploaded by MuzzyOlorea

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Penguin Confuses Sea Lion For A Rock (VIDEO)

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If an animal does something adorable in nature and no camera is around to record it, does the world still go "aww?" In this case, we don't have to examine such a hypothetical scenario. As if penguins' waddling weren't already cute enough, we get to see a "whoopsie" moment for this penguin when it steps on what it believes to be a rock. The mistake is quickly recovered but not before all witnesses are hopelessly enamored.

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Mom?
Originally uploaded by jodie.chadbourn
Gads, this must be the cutest penguin in the world!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

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'I stay home all day looking after the kids and you just show up, with that ridiculous new hairstyle and smelling of herring, and you expect dinner to just be made for you... and where in the world did you get that ludicrous armband?!'