Adélies (and other) Penguins

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To promote the series Frozen Planet, the Discovery Channel has set up an intimate 24-hour camera at the “Penguin Encounter” exhibit at SeaWorld San Diego. “Penguin Encounter” is home to almost 300 penguins, and includes all five Antarctic species:Adélies,emperors,gentoos,kings,and macaronis.>

You can switch between topside and underwater cameras by clicking the multiview tab at the bottom of the screen.

Warning: Penguins can be very loud!



Live cameras will only be available until the end of April. I didn’t realize there were so many types of penguins. Nothing but Penguins has pictures and detailed information about 17 types. These are the ones that live in the Antarctic that you might see on the Penguin cam.

Adélies are the smallest penguins found in the Antarctic.

Emperors are the largest breed of penguins and can weigh up to 90 pounds.

Gentoos walk the strangest of all penguins because their tail feathers stick out.
King penguins have distinctive markings and run instead of hopping like other penguins.
Macaronis are named after a type of hat worn in the 1700s. 
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3 thoughts on “Adélies (and other) Penguins

  1. Perfect! I would have to go with African penguins though, because I use to wrangle with a small herd of 'em as a zookeeper back in the day. And boy, howdy, can those suckers make a your ears bleed! (Not to mention other body parts when they peck.)

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  2. That pic you began with was scintillating—and then the post just kept on getting better. Penguins are my fave bird 🙂

    –Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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