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In Pictures: Flappy Feet for World Penguin Day
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, penguins )

Cher
- 237 days ago - greenpeace.org.uk
The awareness day promotes the conservation of these amazing creatures and coincides with the northward migration of adelie penguins and their return to Antarctica after months spent at sea.
Falklands: Residents Mock Argentina's 'Nato Base' Claim
Offbeat  (tags: Falklands, Penguins, Nuclear Weapons, Argentina, UK )

Ray
- 256 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Residents of the Falkland Islands have ridiculed claims from the Argentinian president that nuclear weapons were deployed in the area, joking that they were in fact penguins, not missiles.
Knitters Wanted for Penguin Pullovers - CAN YOU HELP?
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, Penguin Foundation, sweaters, knitters, protection, unusual, volunteers )

Evelyn
- 286 days ago - abc.net.au
The Penguin Foundation has a global callout for knitters to make pullovers for penguins in rehab. Penguins caught in oil spills need the little jumpers to keep warm and to stop them from trying to clean the toxic oil off with their beaks.
Penguins in Santa Suits Waddle Through Park
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, Santa suits, park, video, cute )

Giana
- 363 days ago - today.com
Cute holiday video!
Penguin Nursery Filmed for the First Time
Offbeat  (tags: cute, adorable, penguins, pictures, wildlife, filmmakers, documentary, penguins, chicknapping, childless, love rivals fighting, penguin cams )

Barb
- 673 days ago - pawnation.com
The innovative filmmakers were shooting scenes for their forthcoming documentary, which follows a year in the lives of three different penguin communities. They witnessed everything from love rivals fighting to childless females "chicknapping" other baby
Antarctic Warming Changes Penguin Breeding Cycles
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, penguins )

Cher
- 698 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
Three penguin species that share the Western Antarctic Peninsula for breeding grounds have been affected in different ways by the higher temperatures brought on by global warming, according to Stony Brook University Ecology and Evolution Assistant
Penguins in Love
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, penguins )

Cher
- 756 days ago - all-creatures.org
Humans, we've been learning, sometimes have difficulty remembering their vows, especially when one of them is on a tour of duty. But penguins are naturally faithful to each other. And one particular pair of Magellanic penguins turns out to be among the
The Unexpected Decline of the Chinstrap Penguin Population
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, penguins )

Cher
- 910 days ago - greenerideal.com
New research published last month in the journal Polar Biology suggests that courtesy of global warming, the population of chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica) is on a steady decline with more than a third of their colony gone
'Sexual Depravity' of Penguins That Antarctic Scientist Dared Not Reveal
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, penguins, sexual depravity, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 922 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Landmark polar research about the Adelie penguin's sex life by Captain Scott's expedition, deemed too shocking for the public 100 years ago, is unearthed at the Natural History Museum
'Gay' Penguin Couple Given Egg of Their Own
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, penguins )

Cher
- 940 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Every spring for six years Gentoo penguins Inca and Rayas have lovingly built a nest together, only to find that no eggs arrive to fill it. It doesn't seem to have dawned on the couple that both of them are male.
Same Sex Penguin Pair Now Looking For Ladies
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, gay, animals, bizarre, environment, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pictures, photos, unusual, wildlife )

Lindsey
- 1100 days ago - animaltracks.today.msnbc.msn.com
The two male African penguins formed a close bond since coming to the Toronto Zoo about a year ago, sharing a nest and even displaying signs of mating rituals. Their relationship made headlines and fueled jokes about "Brokeback Iceberg."
China's Gay Penguins Are Given Baby Chick To Raise
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Lindsey
- 1107 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Just weeks after the planned separation of two Toronto-based "gay" penguins for mating purposes sparked a global outcry, another same-sex avian couple is in the news -- ironically for chick-rearing reasons once again.
Knitters Make Sweaters for Penguins After Oil Spill
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Lindsey
- 1151 days ago - animaltracks.today.msnbc.msn.com
It's a sad story with a happy twist. Blue penguins in New Zealand have been soaked with oil after a container ship ran aground near the east coast of the country's North Island earlier this month.In their oil-soaked state, the birds shouldn't preen.
The Flight Of The Penguins (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, habits, wild animals, surival, interesting )

Simone
- 1248 days ago - globalanimal.org
With stocky builds and short arms used for paddling, penguins do not have the most athletic physiques in the animal kingdom. However, these arctic birds possess the unique combination of swimming masterfully and getting airborne.
Footwear Company Designs Life-Saving Shoe for Lucky
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, penguins, shoes )

Cher
- 1308 days ago - all-creatures.org
Zoo officials feared that the sores he began forming at two months from his uneven gait would get infected and ultimately kill him so veterinarians began wrapping his foot in bandages. The idea for a shoe evolved from that....Teva has also agreed to
 

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