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Penguins in the Straights of Magellan, Chile
photo by Marcelo Ferrer
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Life is what you make of it, so make the most of everything. :D
Three new chicks have joined the Oregon Zoo’s Humboldt Penguin colony! For now they’re keeping cozy in their nest boxes, growing strong on a diet of regurgitated ‘fish smoothie’ provided by their parents.
See more photos at Zooborns.
Here’s your Friday Penguin Fact:
Once a year, penguins go through what is called a catastrophic molt, where they shed all of their feathers at once. It takes 2-3 weeks and they cannot go to sea to feed in this time, so they are fasting AND uncomfortable. We keep a far distance from molters, if we disturb them and they move, they’re expending precious energy they need to keep warm.
Photos: Molting Adelie’s in the Mist Rock Islands, South of the Antarctic Circle and a molting King Penguin in South Georgia
Emperor Penguin and Chick | by [Anne Froehlich]