Jan 212014
 

Penguin here.

Last week we had a warm spell, and it was so nice to go out for walks and enjoy the warmth. This week, we’re back to frigid winter weather (which is the winter norm where we live), and so I thought that it would be very appropriate to post an animal that is also used to cold temperatures: a gentoo penguin chick. By the way, did you know that this penguin was a day old in the picture? You could read more about the chick here at ZooBorns.

Adorable Baby Gentoo Penguin Chick

Adorable Baby Gentoo Penguin Chick

Photo taken by Debbie Grant at Edinburgh Zoo and found here: ZooBorns

Apr 282013
 

Penguin here.

I’m very sorry to be late for something yet again. World Penguin Day is officially April 25th, and we did not make a penguin-related post at that time. I do have a picture of penguins to share, so even though it is a bit late, here’s our post in honour of World Penguin Day, because you know how much we love penguins here at ACAD.

These gentoo penguins are from our local biodome. In early March, they were let out one evening for a few hours, in an area enclosed by blocks of ice. Everyone rushed to see these little guys. Aren’t they so nice? Take a quick note of the penguin on the left whose flippers are in a “bring it on” pose. Also, be sure to notice their goofy feet!

Gentoo Penguins At Our Local Biodome

Gentoo Penguins At Our Local Biodome

Oct 092012
 

Penguin here.

I love this picture of a Gentoo penguin with his/her chicks. Isn’t it adorable? According to Wikipedia’s Gentoo Penguin article, the Gentoo penguin is the third largest species of penguin, trailing behind the Emperor and King penguins. They also have a characteristic white stripe along their head.

Gentoo Penguin with Chicks

Gentoo Penguin with Chicks

Found here: Baby Gentoo Penguin Chicks in Antarctica

Jul 202012
 

Penguin here.

As soon as I saw this picture, I was taken aback by how cute and beautiful it was. These gentoo penguin chicks are having what looks like a very comfy snooze. Look at how fuzzy these little guys are! Look at that adorable orange beak and those rather large feet! I’d say I’d want to cuddle with these guys, but I think it’d be too cold for my tastes.

Sleeping Gentoo Penguin Chicks

Sleeping Gentoo Penguin Chicks

Found here: Awesome photograph (one of many) by Eve Anderson

Feb 262012
 

Penguin here.

Today is my birthday, so of course I can’t do otherwise than post an image of penguins! I’m posting a picture of three different types of penguins. The tallest penguins in the image are king penguins, the second largest penguin in the world (the emperor penguin is the largest); the penguin with a large white stripe on its head is a gentoo penguin; the penguin with yellow hair-like feathers on its head is a rockhopper penguin. In honour of my birthday, Blue Bear took me out last night to our local Biodome where a special event took place called Nuit Blanche. For the event, some penguins were taken outdoors in public for the very first time. Aren’t they adorable? These little birdies caused quite a stir. We were lucky to find a spot up close to catch a picture of them.

Gentoo, King and Rockhopper Penguins

Guys, I think the fish is over there...

Oct 062011
 

Penguin here.

That title is quite a mouthful. Yes, as the title says, I’m sorry. I apologize very much everyone for my lack of posts. This was an exciting and busy week for me, full of novelty and a lot of learning. I think I’ll be more into the swing of things next week.

I was trying to imagine what I could possibly use as an animal for today’s post. Well, I decided the most appropriate thing would be to post a picture of a penguin! Can you believe how fuzzy and tiny our little Gentoo friend is? I think that he is an indescribably cute chick. Look at those feet! Look at those wings! Look at that beak! Ahhhh! This penguin chick hits very high on the adorable meter. We’re definitely a huge fan of this chick here on ACAD.

How’s that for an apology?

baby penguin chick Pictures, Images and Photos

Found here: Photobucket