Penguin

Jan 102013
 

Penguin here.

Part of our usual winter woes is catching a cold (just like Blue Bear, my sister, and I did). But catching a cold isn’t all that bad when you have a cute kleenex box like this one to keep you company:

Penguin Pals Kleenex Box

Penguin Pals Kleenex Box

This is my sister’s kleenex box. A special thanks to her for taking a picture of it to share with us!

Now, here’s a picture of a goofy king penguin chick:

King Penguin Chick

Brown Fuzzball (a.k.a King Penguin Chick)

King penguin chick found here: King Penguins

Jan 042013
 

Penguin here.

I love this little sleepy koala. Isn’t he just the cutest? He’s so soft and fuzzy that he almost looks like a plush toy!

I noticed that it is very often that you find pictures of sleeping koalas and I now know the reason why. According to Wikipedia’s Koala article, koala bears have a low metabolic rate for a mammal (just like sloths and wombats) and so they actually rest and stay motionless for 16 to 18 hours a day.

Fuzzy Sleepy Koala Bear

Fuzzy Sleepy Koala Bear

Photo by rhoadeecha via flickr

Jan 022013
 

Penguin here.

To kick off the new year koala style, the next few posts will be about one of our favorite animals: the koala bear.

When I first saw this picture, I couldn’t help but gush at how absolutely adorable this little koala buddy is. Seriously, just look at the fuzz on those ears! How badly do you want to cuddle with him? He’s irresistibly cute.

Just look at those fuzzy ears!

Found here: Roslyn Motter – Children’s Author

Dec 312012
 

Penguin here.

Harp seals, a.k.a saddleback seals, actually dwell in the northernmost parts of the Atlantic ocean, and parts of the Arctic ocean.

I love this goofy picture. It looks like the adult seal was probably playing peekaboo with the pup. Or otherwise that they were having a philosophical conversations of sorts. What do you think was going on?

Harp Seal Pup with Adult

Harp Seal Pup with Adult

Found here: Edge of the Plank

Dec 302012
 

Penguin here.

According to Wikipedia’s Muskox article, musk oxen live in herds numbering 12-24 in the winter and 8-20 in the summer. Musk oxen from Arctic areas in Canada, the United States, and Greenland, and though they have the word ‘oxen’ in their name, they are actually more closely related to sheep and goats rather than oxen.

Musk Ox Calf with Mother

Musk Ox Calf with Mother

Found here: Nationalgeographicstock.com

Dec 272012
 

Penguin here.

Things have been very snowy, and very chilly around here lately. So, being surrounded by the wintery weather, we couldn’t help but think of some Arctic animals and figured we’d do an Arctic animal special here on ACAD.

Our first animal is the Arctic fox. To be precies: arctic fox pups! Aren’t these little foxes just the sweetest ever? I want to hug them so badly!

Arctic Fox Pups

Arctic Fox Pups

Found here: A Raposa Branca