Tuesday, June 26, 2007

All dressed up and nowhere to go




This little emperor penguin will grow up to be among the tallest and heaviest of penguins, our favorite flightless bird. These poor birds endure the harshest of arctic conditions and have to walk 70 miles to get food after months of not eating... yet remain unceasingly cute and cuddly.

Macaroni penguins are the most numerous of all the world's penguins. They live in at least 216 colonies at 50 sites in places such as Chile, South Africa, and the Antarctic Peninsula. It is thought that Macaroni penguins were named based on the song Yankee Doodle because of the "feather in their caps."

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8 comments:

Sophia Varcados said...

Great commentary - There was a blurb in the net about the fossil remains of giant penguins. A giant penguin - would you be scared or delighted?

Holly said...

I think I'd be delighted. Unless I was a krill.

Anonymous said...

cute and fuzzy

Christine said...

A giant penguin. New York City. The year is 2050. It must battle commuters in their jet cars. Its flippers are not the most effective, but they can still do some damage. We need a name for this film.

Sophia Varcados said...

How about, "Killer Penguin Mammals of Genetic Mayhem"?

Linda said...

There is nothing un-cute about penguins. They could make it on Land of Cute everyday!

Christine said...

I've got it. No Fly Zone.

Holly said...

Christine, that is perfect.