On this snowy (at least here in Colorado) and wintry day, I felt penguin humor seemed most appropriate.
Happy Caturday =^-^=
Hi Ho, Silver, away!
“Seven weeks ago, a cargo ship ran aground off the coast of New Zealand, spilling oil which resulted in the worst maritime environmental disaster in the nation’s history. Among the victims were dozens of little penguins which washed ashore blackened by oil and near death. Fortunately wildlife rescuers were on hand to help them, meticulously scrubbing clean their feathery coats and nursing them back to health with devotion befitting of such beloved birds. But now, after nearly two months on the mend and before hundreds of eager spectators, 49 little penguins finally made their way delightedly back to sea.”
To celebrate Halloween, animals at zoos and aquariums everywhere are getting fun Halloween enrichment to play with. The folks at the Georgia Aquarium have put together a great video of their animals playing with pumpkins… enjoy!
Calling all knitters!
Okay, just those who live in New Zealand… penguins there have been affected by an oil spill, and knitting small Penguin PJ’s will help protect the birds, by preventing them from preening their feather & ingesting the toxic oil.
Update: They have successfully collected enough penguin sweaters to keep them all warm and safe during rehabilitation. Yay!