Monthly Archives: October 2007

Penguin Poop – Chocolate Candy

It never ends does it? I must learn where the marketing department found that people like to eat poop. Here we have another contender for candy loosely resembling penguin pooh. At least it’s not in an automatic dispenser.

“Penguin Poop” – Chocolate Candy. Are you struggling to find a penguin gift for the person that has everything? How about one of our famous jars of “Penguin Poop”? Besides being a fantastic penguin conversation piece, the chocolate rock candy really tastes great. Why not buy a case and stock up for that long hard penguin winter?

7.2 OZ resealable jars

At least the candy doesn’t actually resemble real penguin poop. That’d be quite disgusting. Maybe it could be an ICEE or ice cream flavor. No, no. Ew. Nevermind.

[via PenguinsLand]

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Penguins fish with friends

Penguins make friends with each other and team up when they go on fishing trips, research has revealed.

Little penguins, the smallest penguin species, have been observed crossing the beach in groups of about five to ten as they go on long trips to find food for their chicks.

It is thought this grouping makes them less vulnerable to attacks from predators, but researchers led by Andre Chiaradia of the Philip Island Nature Park in Australia decided to see whether the penguins seek to choose particular fishing partners.

They recorded arrivals and departures of little penguins over four consecutive breeding seasons and were able to identify the birds using a microchip placed under the skin.

According to the New Scientist, they found that middle-aged animals did tend to team up with the same penguins on different trips.

They propose that grouping together with friends could be because they help to share knowledge about particular feeding sites.

However when fish were less scarce the birds were not so keen to fish with friends, suggesting they wanted to fish alone to avoid sharing food.

Older and younger penguins, which are less likely to be good fishers, were never picked to be part of the team.

[via PenguinsLand]

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Chinstrap at NYC Zoo


Credit: JS300 at flickr

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