You’ve probably heard or read about Gamevil’s newest hit game, Air Penguin, on one of the many gaming sites out there that focus on iOS titles. It is hit game that Gamevil just release and even they are surprised at how much of a hit it has become. However, it won’t just be on iOS anymore. The Penguin Post has been learned that Gamevil will be bringing Air Penguin to as many platforms as they can. Currently they are ‘scrambling’ to get the Android version out as soon as possible. No exact date as to when we could see this available on the Android Market but if the use of the word ‘scrambling’ has serious meaning, we will end up seeing it very soon. Good news too for all though plushie toy lovers out there, Gamevil is already working on licensing Air Penguin for products such as plushie toys, t-shirts and yes, even a TV series.
Archive for May, 2011
With all the upgrades and changes to Penguin Place the last few months we finally got around to submitting and having our product feed accepted to Google Base, or Google Products or Google Shopping. I’m not exactly sure what it’s called these days as it’s gone through more than a few incarnations in the past two years. Basically, it’s a Google kind of Craig’s List for products and services and hopefully our penguin offerings will appear in relevant searches for our, well, penguin offerings. Back in stock today is everyone’s favorite penguin birthday figurine.
Not much happening the past couple of days. Working on some SEO stuff for Penguin Place. Back in stock is the Bad Badtz Maru Flashdrive, Penguin Paper Clips and Advice From a Penguin Baseball Hat. But, today’s NY Times article about some penguin species thriving and others suffering in the new climate reality was spot on.
They’ve been married for just over one week, yet Prince William and Princess Catherine have already adopted! Well, sort of. The Penguin Posthas learned that the royal couple has adopted an endangered baby Humboldt penguin named Acorn, England’s Chester Zoo announced on Friday. Though the charming couple has taken the baby bird under their royal wings, Acorn will not be moving in – the young penguin will remain at Chester Zoo, where zookeepers will care for him and 49 other Humboldt penguins. However, William and Catherine will have full visitation rights. “Hopefully the happy couple will come and see little Acorn playing in his pool very soon,” said a spokesman for the zoo, which gave the penguin to the pair as a wedding gift. “It’s a real honor to be able to boast Prince William and Kate as penguin adopters.” Little Acorn was chosen as the animal for the newlyweds to sponsor after the zoo posted polls on social networking sites asking followers to vote for one of 400 species. The Humboldt penguin species – which is rapidly declining in number due to loss of habitat and overfishing – won more than 20 percent of the votes.
The Penguin Post has been made aware that three young men were arrested after a break-in at Torquay seafront’s Living Coasts center in the south of England. Police were called to the attraction at Beacon Cove after a DVD player and cash were taken from the premises overnight on Sunday. The DVD player was later recovered by officers who arrested three people, aged between 17 and 19, within 24 hours of the burglary. Detectives made the arrests after acting on information and descriptions given of the suspects, all of them living at a flats complex in Torquay. One of the suspects was still being questioned yesterday . The other two were released on police bail until May 23. The break-in was discovered by staff at 7.30am yesterday. What really stood out in this crime was the missing penguin donation collection box and DVD used for educational presentations. The donation box had been filled after the busy Easter holidays. Living Coasts spokesman Stuart Wright said he was unsure how much cash was taken. “There was a significant amount of money for penguin conservation projects around the world,” he said after the crime was discovered. He added: “The last thing you expect is someone breaking in and stealing from a penguin charity.” He said that the attraction’s penguins had been affected. “We have some incredibly endangered species and our keeping staff said that when they went in first thing, they seemed to be very spooked.” None was harmed or stolen. “We have had a thorough count and 114 individual penguins have been identified by markings on their bellies. “It has been a huge task and thankfully they all seem to be there.” He revealed that security had been stepped up in the wake of the break-in with extra patrols by guards. The offenders broke in by cutting through netting.
The Penguin Post has learned that students in Miss McCavera’s second grade class at the Stratford School in Garden City N.Y. began studying penguins in earnest in January. This work continued through the winter months. They read books about penguins, watched a documentary, wrote stories about penguins and invented their own silly version of a penguin for a creative display outside their classroom. They also created a PowerPoint Presentation with the help of their fifth-grade buddies in Mrs. Hoey’s class.
Each student was assigned a particular breed of penguin. They researched its habitat and found three important or interesting facts about it. It was a busy and exciting time spent learning about these fascinating creatures. The students and their buddies put their research information into a unique presentation with photos from the Internet, graphics and, in some cases, sound to accompany the information. The second graders also took the information and made individual non-fiction books to enhance their studies.Parents and grandparents of the second graders were invited to Stratford’s computer lab to see the final results. Everyone enjoyed sharing and seeing the wonderful work.
This evening at my daughter’s school science fair, in which Sophie did a wonderful job on the “Water Cycle”, I came across one of her classmates science project was a very nice bit of penguin research. I realize penguins are popular these days with the kids, but I’d like to think my annual penguin talk to her class helped in fostering the young mans passion for penguins. Well done.
The Penguin Post is dismayed to report that certain penguin populations have plunged by as much as 50 percent during the past three decades in the West Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Sea, scientists report. The problem appears to be a shortage of krill, the seabirds’ primary fare, caused by rising regional air temperatures and rebounding populations of hungry whales. Fisheries biologist Wayne Z. Trivelpiece of the National Marine Fisheries Service in La Jolla, California, has been monitoring colonies of chinstrap and Adélie penguins since the mid-1970s. Because Trivelpiece regularly bands and monitors individual penguins, he’s been able to uncover a key factor in the collapse: Far fewer young penguins are surviving their first winter on their own, because they’re having a hard time finding krill. “It’s gone from about half of the chicks surviving in the 1970s and mid-1980s to only about one tenth now,” Trivelpiece said.”And we see from direct measurements of krill that there’s about 80 percent less out here than there was just 20 years ago. So the probability of young penguins finding it often enough to survive during those first months of independence is much reduced.”
With Mother’s Day only a few days away Penguin Place has lots of cool last minute penguins for that penguin loving mom of yours, with fast, same day shipping and even free shipping for domestic orders over $75.
With scores of penguins in our jewelry section from penguin earrings, bracelets and pendants in gold, brass and silver, to fun penguin mom and chick plush, to adorable houseware related penguin items, like penguin picture frames, potholders, salt and pepper shakers and penguin tote bags, to cool figurines or pajamas. There’s even a couple of cool new Pink Plush Penguins, that are perfect for mom. So, with hundreds to choose from there absolutely should be a penguin for mom, and with free, same day shipping on orders over $75, we’re here to make your one stop penguin shopping destination as fun and easy as a casual waddle on the ice.
Penguins were left “frightened and upset” after being chased around their enclosure at a Scarborough tourist attraction. Staff at the Sea Life Center said a trespasser broke in during the early hours of 25 April. The center has also suffered a series of other less serious incidents over the past week, and North Yorkshire Police said they were examining CCTV images to try to identify those responsible. Mike Salt, general manager at the center, told the Penguin Post that at least one trespasser had chased the animals around for about 15 minutes. He said it would have been very upsetting for them: “Penguins are very susceptible to stress, they like their routine and any change can prove threatening to them. This incident would have been really frightening. “They have been clearly upset and were off their food for several days.” A similar event took place in 2008 when one penguin was stolen from the enclosure. It was later discovered alive. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said it was examining the CCTV footage and were appealing for any witnesses to come forward. The break-in at the center has been followed by other minor incidents including the theft of timber and a break-in at a kiosk at the site.