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

Aug 122013
 

Penguin here.

Yesterday was my mother’s birthday, so in her honour, I will be posting a picture of a king penguin mother and her fuzzy chick.

My mother has always been there to watch over me and help me out, just like this penguin who is affectionately embracing her little one.

By the way, Blue Bear and I took many great animal pictures on our trip, so stay tuned, because we will be posting some soon!

King Penguin Mother with Chick

King Penguin Mother with Chick

Found here: National Geographic

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

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

Oct 112012
 

Penguin here.

Today’s post is about the chinstrap penguin.
According to PenguinWorld, chinstrap penguins feed almost exclusively on krill and to a lesser extent on other crustaceans and fish. You can read more about them in that article.

Here is a picture of a chinstrap penguin pair. Isn’t it sweet?

Chinstrap Penguin Pair

Chinstrap Penguin Pair

Here is a picture of a chinstrap penguin with his/her chicks. So cute!

Chinstrap Penguin with Chicks

Chinstrap Penguin with Chicks

Chinstrap Penguin Pair found here: Travel Wild Expeditions
Chinstrap Penguin with Chicks found here: Cool Antarctica

Oct 052012
 

Penguin here.

Did you know that the smallest type of penguin is the little penguin, also known as the fairy penguin? According to Wikipedia’s Little Penguin article, these blueish Austrlian/New Zealand coastline natives reach a height between 33 cm-43 cm (13 inches-17 inches).

Little Penguin: Smallest Penguin Species

Little Penguin: Smallest Penguin Species

Found here: True Wildlife

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...

Aug 222011
 

Penguin here.

This is my final Madagascar post, and of course I couldn’t help but choose to post a penguin as my final one. These penguins are really adorable with their yellow crests. Not only is this penguin absolutely adorable, but so are his/her teeny tiny fuzzy chicks! I love penguins!

Western Rockhopper Penguin with Chicks

Western Rockhopper Penguin with Chicks

Found here: Kewl Wallpapers