Posts tagged "penguins"

Australia’s Oldest Man Knits Sweaters For Penguins Hurt By Oil Spills

At 109-years-old, Alfred Date is the oldest man in Australia. The grandfather of 20 spends his days knitting sweaters for penguins who've been injured in oil spills. When toxic oil sticks to penguins, it mats their fur and makes it difficult for them to regulate their temperature or find food properly. Date's handiwork prevents the penguins from picking…
By: Claire Hannum / February 12, 2015

The New John Lewis Christmas Ad Will Melt Your Heart

I was having a rough morning when someone very special to me knew just what would cheer me up: penguins. Every year, UK department store John Lewis releases a new Christmas ad meant to tug on the heartstrings just before the holidays. Over the years, the annual ad has become a spectacle of sorts, with…
By: Katie Oldenburg / November 20, 2014

Squish Of The Day: Baby Penguin Sits On A Man’s Face

If someone is going to sit on my face, I would prefer it be Ian Somerholder. But this adorable baby penguin is a close second. [YouTube]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 25, 2012

Time To Cry: Gay Penguin Couple Finally Gets An Egg Of Their Own

Inca and Rayas are a pair of Gentoo penguins who have been in a committed relationship since they first met at a Madrid zoo six years ago. Every year since then, they've built a nest together in the apparent hopes that they could hatch and raise a baby penguin, but every year the nest ha…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2012

Actually, Penguins Can Fly

Well, isn't this quite a little riddle. When can a penguin -- a bird that absolutely can't normally fly -- take to the sky? When it's on a plane, silly. These two tuxedo-ed little guys were flying first class -- naturally -- from San Antonio to Atlanta. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 11, 2012

Cute Penguin Upstaged By Other Cute Penguins

There's really nothing cuter than an adorable penguin mugging for the camera. Except maybe two adorable penguins mugging for the camera. While this guy might be up close and personal with the camera man's lens, it's the two penguins nuzzling in the background that really caught our eye. [Telegraph UK]…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 4, 2012

Penguin Couple Gets Married 28 Times For Valentine’s Day

In honor of Valentine's Day, this penguin pair got married every day, twice a day, from Feb. 1-14, at China's Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. Their Groundhogs Day-style ceremony went something like this: the couple arrived in a lucite box via remote-controlled Audi followed by a processional of two humans in penguin suits, they exchange head wreath…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 14, 2012

The Sweater Penguins Have Been De-Sweatered & Set Free

The penguins the world lovingly clothed in sweaters to prevent them from preening toxins off their feathers following an oil spill near New Zealand are nude once again. Good Morning America aired footage of 39 of the more than 300 affected penguins being released back into the wild, now wearing microchips. Watch the video here...
By: NYMag.com's The Cut / December 9, 2011

Knit New Zealand’s Penguins A Sweater Already

The penguins living on the shores of New Zealand's north island have been suffering of late, thanks to a disastrous oil spill that occurred there earlier this month. But! Now there's something we can do to help the little guys -- knit 'em some sweaters. It seems that penguin sweaters are needed to help kee…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 20, 2011

The Daily Squeeze: A Sexually Frustrated Seal, Another Use For Birth Control, And SFW Porn

A very confused Antarctic fur seal tried to have sex with a king penguin. His attempt lasted 45 minutes, after which he swam into the water and ignored the bird he had just assaulted. Ugh, men. [BBC]…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 2, 2008