Posts Tagged ‘Penguin Cam’

Penguin Cam : What’s Not To Like?

March 16, 2012

I’ll be the first to admit it: While working at Penguin Place, either on-line, paying bills, placing orders or packing penguins I either have on NPR, a cd or sports radio, but this past week another sound has enveloped me in my “igloo”.  The ambient cooing and braying of penguins.  As , I too, am mesmerized by the “Penguin Cam.” Earlier this month the Discovery Channel launched this feature to mark the March 18 premiere of its new series Frozen Planet. The camera shows live video from the “Penguin Encounter” exhibit at SeaWorld San Diego as well as the audio. Nothing much happens.  Penguins occasionally waddling around, flapping their wings, looking around, but it’s as soothing and cool looking as the coolest white noise machine ever, and I have it open most of the day.  Every once in a while I’ll open it up and just take a minute and watch the penguins, which is better than any stress ball I’ve ever squeezed.  Because of the cam’s popularity (it’s not just me), a few additional features were just added, including weekly chats with penguin experts (which I really liked the real penguin experts and not actors) and a second penguin cam.  Discovery Channel is also airing live footage from the cams on TV Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m. ET that will include tweets from fans. When it comes to the Penguin Cam, try it, you’ll like it.

Penguin Cam. I'm hooked.

Penguin Cam Live 24 / 7

March 15, 2012

The Discovery Channel has Penguin fever and the Penguin Post has learned that with its new series Frozen Planet, Discovery has unleashed to millions the waddling little stars whose daily antics have become video sensations. Launching less than two weeks ago, Discovery Channel’s Penguin Cam has become an online addiction for us and over 30 million fans, and many have made it their second screen at work (guilty) and home.  Today the Discovery Channel will be further feeding the addiction with the addition of a Second Penguin Cam: People have come eye to eye with SeaWorld’s king, emperor, Adélie, gentoo and macaroni penguins, and now they can dive into the chilly water with our all-new underwater camera placed at the bottom of their penguin pool. Visitors to www.discovery.com/penguincam will be able to easily switch between the land and water views online beginning tomorrow at 9am EST and, of course, continue to chat with fellow addicts online.The holiday yule log has nothing on the 300+ penguins at SeaWorld’s Penguin Encounter in San Diego. In response to unprecedented fan reaction, Discovery Channel will air the live Penguin Cam feed on Discovery Channel from 9-10am ET/PT this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, wrapped with Tweets from Cam fans.

Penguin Cam catches penguin in the act.

Scottish Penguins Are Big Snow Stars

November 30, 2010

THOUSANDS may be cursing the snow and ice currently gripping Scotland but the Penguin Post has learned that in one part of Edinburgh there are some very happy customers – the city zoo’s penguins.
While the rest of the capital ground to a halt the Gentoo and King penguins at the zoo have become an internet sensation with their happy antics beamed to the world via the Zoo’s very own Penguin Cam.  Ironically, while the zoo itself was forced to close today because of the weather, the Penguin Cam became one of the hottest trending topics in the world on the social networking site Twitter with people passing on the link to friends.   And many of those logging on to watch the birdies were themselves snowbound workers unable to get to their offices.  One user said: “I can’t stop watching the Edinburgh Zoo penguins. I’ve started doing voices for them and everything.”  Another said: “After watching the Edinburgh Zoo penguins today, I definitely feel the need to go home and watch Happy Feet.  And another said: “Snow day. Slippers, cups of tea, malt loaf and watching the penguins at Edinburgh Zoo enjoy the snow.”  A spokesperson for the zoo said: “This a lovely think to see and it has struck the heart chords of thousands.”
To watch the penguins live click here (note: The cameras are not enabled for night vision!)