It's "Penguin Awareness Day" That is so cute

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  1. tinyprayers

    tinyprayers Well-Known Member

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    It’s Penguin Awareness Day
    In honor of Penguin Awareness Day, we’re featuring the big daddy of the penguin world–the emperor penguin. At about 4 feet tall and weighing up to 100 pounds, it’s both the tallest and heaviest penguin species. The emperor is found only in Antarctica, where it endures wind chills colder than -75 degrees F and blizzard winds of more than 120 mph. It survives these harsh weather conditions by storing lots of fat underneath four layers of feathers. But the emperor penguin truly rules underwater, where it spends roughly half of its life. Studies show that an emperor can dive more than 1,700 feet below the surface, holding its breath more than 15 minutes at a time. It goes to such great depths in search of food, often for its babies back on shore.





    The South Sandwich Islands . Hard to see but there are five different penguin species featured in this picture.
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    It's always hard to tell how large animals are on those wildlife shows. There's no humans around to get an idea of the scale, the size difference so as to put into perspective just how awesome a hippo, or elephant, or some other land animal really is compared to us.
    Emperor penguins can get five feet in height. Boy is that humbling. I'm just 4 inches taller than a swimmy bird. Haha! Very funny God. :p
     
  2. Tall Timbers

    Tall Timbers Imperfect but forgiven

    I have not been "aware" of any penguins in my neck of the woods, though there are many tourists who expect to find them up here... I do enjoy watching Penguins in zoos. They're fascinating critters.
     
  3. Teresa66

    Teresa66 Active Member

    I love penguins! They are so cute and funny to watch.
     
  4. DMac

    DMac Well-Known Member

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  5. DMac

    DMac Well-Known Member

    never mind
     
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  6. SonSeeker

    SonSeeker Well-Known Member

    For those who enjoy penguins, watch for the movie, "Mr. Popper's Penguins". Very cute, and very funny, unless you absolutely cannot stand Jim Carrey.
     
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  7. RobinB

    RobinB Active Member

    So cute!!:jazzercise
     
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  8. Tall Timbers

    Tall Timbers Imperfect but forgiven

    Yeah, I've watched that two or three times and could watch it again. I may not think much of Jim Carrey, but he was in some good movies and I can still be entertained by them. It's not my place to judge him.
     
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