The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) is a bit of a mouthful, but that’s rather the point. Penguins, seals and other land-based animals living … [Read full article]
A bunch of tiny little penguins were rescued from a horrible oil spill off the coast of New Zealand and were recently released back into the ocean. Here’s more from … [Read full article]
This is one of the most adorable videos I’ve seen in a long time. These penguins are so human, so loving, so cute.
It’s been a little while since I last wrote about Happy Feet, the second penguin in history known to have swum from Antarctica to New Zealand. So, here are a number of updates about the emperor penguin from the last week or so.
TreeHugger had an extremely disturbing piece on mass penguin deaths occurring year after year off the coast of Argentina recently. Every year, hundreds or thousands of penguins wash up on the shores of Argentina covered in oil. Most of the time, no one seems to have a clue as to how they got covered in oil. The only guesses people venture (often biologists) is that there was an oil spill somewhere.
But where? And why every single year?
This is quite cute — this poor little baby penguin doesn’t seem ready to go back into the wild.
No, this is not the same penguin that we’ve been writing about that accidentally swam from Antarctica to New Zealand. This is another touching penguin story.
The penguin below, Jay, is in New Zealand as well. He has been in rehab (no, not for drugs — for an injured left foot) at New Friends of Bushy Beach. New Friends of Bushy Beach specializes in sick and injured penguins and received the penguin on May 14.
This is a cool video I thought I’d share with you animal & planet lovers (and especially you penguin lovers).
Seriously, talk about an inspirational story. 6-year-old Aghelos Kouvaras was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last September after a tumor was discovered in his abdomen. While undergoing treatment for the disease most of 1st grade, Kouvaras read about animals, and especially penguins, to stay in good spirits.
Kovaras has now beaten cancer and his next goal is to save penguins (no small task, but hey, neither is what he just did).
As it is Earth Day, my natural inclination is to look at the current state of Nature….specifically, the status of certain animal species that are either holding on, currently threatened, or “on the brink”….here are just four such cases (wolves, tigers, bats and penguins)…
Tristan da Cunha is known as “the most remote inhabited island in the world.” Situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, its nearest land neighbor — South Africa — is 1,750 miles away. South America comes in second at a whopping 2,088 miles away.
Stephen Colbert (the quite famous fake conservative pundit) covered global warming in a recent show in which he interviewed Fen Montaigne, author of the new book Fraser’s Penguins: A Journey … [Read full article]
I may do a post on other types of gifts later on in the season, but on “Cyber Monday” I thought I’d go with this simple but nice gift idea. … [Read full article]