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."