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Pinguine parade in Wien/Vienna [Nov. 27th, 2009|06:32 pm]
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tiergarten
[Current Location |Moscow]
[mood |happyhappy]

Wiener Tiergarten, Schoenbrunn ist wunderbar! Vienna Zoo in Schoenbrunn - a wonderful place full of Penguins (There could be found another animals, too:)). Some people say for me it was a reason to go to Vienna. Not at all, but...
Photos are here:
http://public.fotki.com/tiergarten/zoo/pinguine-parade/
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Interesting article [Jan. 31st, 2007|05:00 pm]
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jemimapenguin
Human Preference For Other Species Could Determine Whether They Survive

Tops on the list are the Emperors, featured in the film "March of the Penguins," and their close cousins the King penguins. Second are crested penguins, including Rockhoppers and Macaroni.

Species at the bottom of the list are Adelie, Yellow-eyed and Little Blue. Stokes was surprised by the relative lack of popularity of Adelie penguins because that species is probably the most familiar to the public.

There are 17 penguin species, and in the past some were hunted for food or boiled to extract their oil. Some species now struggle to survive climate change, changing food patterns and encounters with humans or human activity, such as oil drilling at sea.

The species are fairly similar, with some larger and some smaller, Stokes said. But the ones that appear to be most popular are the ones that display the warmest colors in the upper body, the neck and head. He likened the effect to that of a man in a tuxedo pinning on a red carnation. Unlike some other types of animals, human preference for particular penguin species does not seem to be driven by a "cuteness" factor.
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Brazil to take penguins back home [Aug. 1st, 2006|11:01 am]
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jemimapenguin
From the BBC


Penguins stranded on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro will hitch a ride back home to Antarctica with Brazil's air force and navy, Reuters news agency reports.

It says more than 100 penguins will make the special trip later this month.

They will be flown to Brazil's southernmost region and then taken by ship to their Antarctic habitat, a military spokesman told the agency.

The penguins wash up on Brazilian beaches each winter after floating on Antarctic ice floes which melt.

Many of the birds, which are flightless, are usually taken to local zoos, Reuters says.

The penguins will initially be transported on a plane carrying equipment for an Antarctic naval base, before continuing their journey on a naval ship.


note:The picture in the article shows Emperor penguins, but these would be Magellanic
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(no subject) [Mar. 16th, 2006|01:56 pm]
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evictedfromwomb
Hey im beth and i just joined.

<3
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March of the Penguins! [Jul. 1st, 2005|12:54 am]
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kittytofu
[mood |excitedexcited]




"March of the Penguins" movie synopsis (from www.cinemaartstheatre.com):

Each winter, alone in the pitiless ice deserts of Antarctica, deep in the most inhospitable terrain on Earth, a truly remarkable journey takes place as it has done for millennia. Emperor penguins in their thousands abandon the deep blue security of their ocean home and clamber onto the frozen ice to begin their long journey into a region so bleak, so extreme, it supports no other wildlife at this time of year. In single file, the penguins march blinded by blizzards, buffeted by gale force winds. Resolute, indomitable, driven by the overpowering urge to reproduce, to assure the survival of the species.

Guided by instinct, by the otherworldly radiance of the Southern Cross, they head unerringly for their traditional breeding ground where - after a ritual courtship of intricate dances and delicate maneuvering, accompanied by a cacophony of ecstatic song - they will pair off into monogamous couples and mate.

The days grow shorter, the weather ever more bitter. The females remain long enough only to lay a single egg. Once this is accomplished, exhausted by weeks without nourishment, they begin their return journey across the ice-field to the fish-filled seas. The journey is hazardous, and rapacious leopard seals a predatory threat. The male emperors are left behind to guard and hatch the precious eggs, which they cradle at all times on top of their feet. Subjected to subzero temperatures and the terrible trials of the polar winter, they too face great dangers.

After two long months during which the males eat nothing, the eggs begin to hatch. Once they have emerged into their ghostly white new world, the chicks can not survive for long on their fathers' limited food reserves. If their mothers are late returning from the ocean with food, the newly-hatched young will die.

Once the families are reunited, the roles reverse, the mothers remaining with their new young while their mates head, exhausted and starved, for the sea, and food. While the adults fish, the chicks face the ever-present threat of attack by prowling giant petrels. As the weather grows warmer and the ice floes finally begin to crack and melt, the adults will repeat their arduous journey countless times, marching many hundreds of miles over some of the most treacherous territory on Earth, until the chicks are ready to take their first faltering dive into the deep blue waters of the Antarctic.

"March of the Penguins" tells one of the most beautiful love stories on Earth

visit: http://wip.warnerbros.com/marchofthepenguins/ and GO SEE IT!!!

It got 45 positive reviews out of 48 on www.rottentomatoes.com!
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Penguin of the Week [May. 13th, 2005|11:04 am]
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kittytofu
[mood |hungryhungry]





African penguins (aka Blackfooted) are generally considered to be the most endangered penguin species. They live along the coast of South Africa. One important cause of their decline was the oil spills off the Cape. The population of African penguin has steeped this century and is still in decline. According to the graph of the estimated breeding population of African penguins in South Africa through 1971 - 2001, the population of originally 56,000 pairs declined sharply to barely 27,00 in 1998. Due to efforts made by support groups to save these penguins, the number of breeding pairs steadily increased back to around 56,000 pairs.

The recent increase in South Africa's penguins is because of the good recruitment to the breeding population that resulted from an increase in the abundance of South Africa's stocks of sardine and anchovy, the two most important food food sources of African penguins.

yay for penguins :]
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(no subject) [May. 12th, 2005|07:55 pm]
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germanfreak
[mood |crazycrazy]

Hmm.... penguins... yeah they're cute, but I think they rock, because they just stand all day at the same spot. Between thousands of penguins. Life can be so simple, so good to be a penguin. =D
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<3 [May. 11th, 2005|10:30 pm]
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spazzzz
[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |Lifetime Movie]

Cute-ness. :)Collapse )
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Welcome to POP! :-D [May. 11th, 2005|02:37 pm]
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kittytofu
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

Post a comment if you love penguins. :)

Word.
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