Penguin Awareness Day

Staying in line with my post last year, I’d like to say, “Happy Penguin Awareness Day!” It’s that time of year again to learn about things of the spheniscidae (pronounced sven-is-ki-di) nature.

  • Wear penguin-y colors. Maybe black pants with a white shirt?
  • If you can, go see some penguins. This may be at the zoo, aquarium, or a local colony for you lucky fellows in Australia and South Africa.
  • Watch a movie or video that is about penguins or just has a penguin in it.
  • Go to the library and find some penguin related material to read whether it be fiction or non-fiction.
  • Search the Internet for penguin information. A good place to start is Wikipedia or even Penguins!
  • Play some penguin themed or oriented games whether they be Internet-based, board-games, or imaginary.
  • Walk around all day like a penguin. (Thanks Karen)
  • Draw and color some penguins. Here’s a fairly easy tutorial on drawing one.
  • Do some penguin-y activities.
  • Support a conservation group such as SANCCOB or the Penguin Foundation. If you’re into wine, you can help by buying some wine made by the Little Penguin as proceeds from their sales are donated to the Penguin Foundation.

Penguin Awareness IconFeel free to drop a comment and tell us what you did on Penguin Awareness Day. We would love to hear about it!



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9 responses to “Penguin Awareness Day

  1. Happy Penguin Awareness Day! Thanks for the list!

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  3. Trucker Doug

    Huzzah! As far as I’m concerned, every day is penguin appreciation day.

  4. sandman

    Umm, If it’ ‘National’ foo – which Nation ?

  5. sandman: Good catch, there. Any nation you want I’m guessing! I think we’ll just shorten it down to just “Penguin Awareness Day” next time.

    Trucker Doug: Absolutely! I asked my wife if she was aware of penguins. Just gave me a weird look, she did.

    Cephalopodcast: Thanks for the link! I like that icon you have there on your page, mind if I borrow that for this post?

    Elisabeth: You’re welcome!

  6. I’m aware of penguins every day! I think they’re absolutely the greatest.

  7. No problem. The penguicons is adapted from Zapatopi ( There are a few others versions there as well.

  8. megan

    so this year for Penguin Awareness Day, I’m telling all of my friends about it and I’m going to have shirts made for it. It’ll have a cute little penguin pictures and something catchy on the back!

  9. Nata

    Haha! I didn’t know the 20th was Penguin Awareness day and that’s the day I wore a penguin suit to school with some friends! Awesome! I love penguins!

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