Posts Tagged: penguins

Birds Need Antidepressants To Survive Living In England

At the Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary in the northeast of England (England, for the uninitiated, is a series of small wet rocks in the North Atlantic Ocean), penguins have been given anti-depressants because penguins are apparently pretty perceptive and are aware of the awful place in which they live. This winter has been the wettest on record in Scarborough, and while the Humboldt penguin (native to coastal Chile) is perfectly capable of dealing with brutal cold, these particular penguins are no match for the psyche-destroying sleet of an English winter. Hopefully they'll be kept away from the knives.

Photo by Fruggo


Scottish Penguins Do Bad Thing

Good morning! "PANDA fans are kicking up a stink — because they're being bombarded by PENGUIN POO. Visitors queuing to see star attractions Sweetie and Sunshine at Edinburgh Zoo are being pelted by the smelly droppings…. A 41-year-old visitor told us: 'We were queuing to see the pandas when a man in front shouted — he'd been hit by a big dollop of poo. It was disgusting.'"


Penguins Chase Butterfly

Okay, I know we're all a little sweaty and agitated and generally irritable because it's only Tuesday, which, really, how the hell is that possible? Yesterday was like a WEEK. Anyway, chill out, because here is some video of Humboldt penguins chasing a butterfly at the Philadelphia Zoo. They're just like us! (If we chased butterflies. And were forced to suffer the indignity of living in Philadelphia.)


The Reason Penguins Get Wingsnarked

Why can't penguins fly?


Real Penguin Just Like The Penguin From Batman

The BBC nature series Frozen Planet starts next week on the 26th. It will of course be amazing. Watch this sneaky penguin steal his neighbors rocks!


Penguins Play Soccer

You know what? Be whatever level of stupid you are comfortable with. It's hot out and it's a Friday and it is essentially summer. These are penguins, dressed like soccer players, moving a ball around. I think that's pretty much all the explanation you need, right? Enjoy. Or don't. It is completely your call.


Penguin Briefly Distracts Old People From The Ever-Present Awareness Of Impending Death

Hahaha, it looks like he's wearing a tuxedo!


The Baby Penguin Who Nobody Wanted

Here is the heartwarming tale of a baby penguin who was abandoned by his relatives because he was bald, only to be welcomed back into bosom of family once his condition reversed itself and he was able to grow hair. The lesson, as always, is if you're going to be different, you're going to be alone.