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Penguin News

Video: Cute penguin falls in love with zookeeper in Japan

Matsue - Filmed at Matsue Vogel Park in Shimane Prefecture, Japan, the video shows a penguin named Sakura, who has fallen completely and utterly in love with one of the zookeepers and won’t leave him alone.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Penguins given 'happy pills' in soaking Britain

Scarborough - After weeks of rain and wind in England, miserable penguins at a marine centre are being fed anti-depressants to cheer them up.
In the Media by AFP

Penguin huddles are like ‘traffic jams’

To stay warm and conserve energy during the breeding season emperor penguins form huddles, with thousands of birds packing in close together. New research describes the movement like "waves in a traffic jam."
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Price of ebooks set to fall

New York - In a landmark decision on Thursday, US district judge Denise Cote upheld the $96 million Department of Justice penalty imposed on publishers Simon & Schuster, Hachette and HarperCollins for conspiring to fix the price of ebooks.
In the Media by Steve Hayes

Top 5 photos of animals in the womb

Scientists are showing us what other mammals look like in the womb, thanks to revolutionary four-dimensional scanning technology. Here are the top five photos of animals in their mothers' wombs.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 8 comments

Tourists fined after stealing penguin during drunken holiday

Two men that admitted to stealing a penguin from a Sea World park in Australia while they were on a drunken bender have been fined for their actions.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

What's black & white & read all over? This missing penguin story

Tokyo - A wayward penguin is making headlines around the globe after escaping from the Tokyo Sea Life Park. The 1-year old Humboldt penguin has been seen in local rivers and may be heading towards Tokyo Bay.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings

Video of woman getting hugged by penguin at SeaWorld goes viral

San Antonio - A video of a penguin caught on camera in an embrace with a woman is going viral on YouTube. The woman and penguin met at Sea World.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Penguins being stolen in Australia

Thieves are stealing penguins from inside an enclosure, where injured birds are able to recuperate, on an island in South Australia.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 7 comments

Penguin Beach to open at London Zoo in May

London - England's largest penguin pool, with about 150 of the birds, will open at London Zoo in May - allowing visitors to get closer to the animals than ever.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 6 comments

Scales designed to weigh penguins in the wild

Three special sets of scales are now weighing penguins in the Antarctic without the animals having to be anywhere near humans.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

Penguin's new suit like a second skin

A Humboldt penguin named Ralph residing at the Marwell Wildlife Center in Hampshire, England became unexpectedly bald when moulting recently. Without his feathers, the penguin couldn't swim or keep warm, and he had no UV protection.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 1 comment

Scientists track Emperor penguins from space through poop

British scientists are using satellite imagery to track the emperor penguins' colonies by following their poop. Because of their natural camouflage, traditional techniques make it hard to locate and track them.
In the Media by Kera Ellingson - 1 comment

Two Chinese Penguins Marry: No Shoes or Rice Thrown

China’s Wuhan East Lake Ocean World was the scene of the recent wedding of two black-footed penguins. The happy couple was formally united in the ties that bind in a ceremony attended by those dearest to them. Read on, but leave your tuxedo at home.
In the Media by M Dee Dubroff - 8 comments

New Zealand: New Penguin Species Found

Australian and New Zealand researchers have used ancient DNA from penguin fossils to make a startling discovery that may change the way we view species extinctions.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

Penguin Knighted in Norway

Nils Olav, a 3-foot tall king penguin, was knighted on Friday. This is in addition to his medals for good conduct and long service. In 2005, he made honorary colonel-in-chief of the elite Norwegian King’s Guard.
In the Media by Carolyn Neblett - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Internet good for books, says Penguin

Couldn’t resist this article. According to the flightless publishing bird, the net is a good marketing tool, and a way of contacting the new generation. I suppose it is better than reading the tea leaves or using a GPS tracer to find them.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Kids Penguin Book Advocates Homosexuality?

“And Tango Makes Three” is an award-winning children's book based on a true story about two male penguins who raised a baby penguin. It also got the most complaints from parents and school officials.
In the Media by RobotGod - 2 comments

The Penguins Who Preferred The Beach Life

Just when you thought that penguins could only be associated with the Arctic, snow and ice, then think again. Scientists have discovered a penguin creature who preferred the warmer climate of the tropics
In the Media by Michelle Duffy - 2 comments

Penguin travels 5000km alone to find a new home

A Magellanic penguin travels 5,000 kilometers alone from Chile to Peru
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 1 comment

Doherty 'gets penguin stoned' at zoo

Rocker/junkie Pete Doherty has shared his passion for drugs with the animal kingdom — feeding a penguin a leftover marijuana joint, according to reports.
In the Media by nobuta - 7 comments

Where is that Penguin Hiding?

WIth all the Mac/PC advertising happening, it seems that penguin is hiding and Linux isn't in the picture much. School budgets are tight and yet they all chose to pay money and follow the Microsoft route.
In the Media by BeeHive - 7 comments

Personal Penguin Shopper

Japanese family rescues Penguin only to gain their own personal fish shopper.
In the Media by americangeiko - 1 comment

Shopping Penguin

A very cool video about a penguin who shops for his (human) family.
In the Media by bobSP - 1 comment

Penguins get a helping home from fiberglass 'igloos'

People can help out and buy a fiberglass house for a penguin for $50
In the Media by Bob Norman
 

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