Posts Tagged ‘Penguin Island’

Penguin Record On Penguin Island

October 12, 2015

The Penguin Post has learned that a call was recently made to the penguin loving citizens Rockingham in south western Australia to help break a Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as penguins in one place, and we’re happy to report the record was met as 506 people dressed in penguin costumes climbed aboard ferries and descended on Penguin Island on Saturday.

Participants ranged from young penguin lovers to seniors in their penguin costumes, as they caught ferries to Penguin Island which is located just offshore for the City of Rockingham’s first Guinness World Records attempt.

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said five councillors from the City attended in costume to support the event. “Thank you to the Youth Advisory Council for launching this idea,” he said. “It is great to support something fun for the community, something a little different and a little quirky.

26AC73F900000578-2995934-image-a-156_1426438444183It took seven ferry trips to transport all the penguin people over to the island.  To qualify for the attempt, all participants had to wear a full penguin costume including a head piece with a beak attached, black and white body suit and webbed feet, and we’re happy to say that provided more than a few of the costumes.

All participants had to be filmed arriving on the island and filmed while two independent witnesses counted each penguin. All photographic and written evidence will be provided to Guinness World Records and will take up to eight weeks to be ratified. The record is then uploaded on to their website.

Captive Penguins Forced to Root For Flyers

April 12, 2012

With the Penguins facing off against the Flyers in the first round of the playoffs it’s interesting to note how the real penguins of the Philadelphia area are holding up under the circumstances.  Should these penguins, with their allegiance to the local team in question be sent to some off site facility until the series is over, or should they be left alone to support their natural team?  Well, the folks at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey (10 minutes from Philadelphia) have come up with another, more devious “solution”.   You see, aquarium staff have come up with a temporary plan that has outraged Penguin fans and animal rights activists the world over.  Beginning today, the names of the penguins at the aquarium will be re-named  effective through the end of the series. With the penguins now being forced to answer to the names of various Flyers players like Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell, Ilya Bryzgalov, Sean Couturier, Danny Briere, Kimmo Timonen, Bayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds and even the traitors (ex-Penguins) Max Talbot and Jaromir Jagr.  They’ve even been forced to be photographed with Flyers merchandise!  To the Penguin Post this seems like prisoners being forced to swear allegiance to the enemy under fear of torture.  It’s a clear violation of the zoo and aquarium Geneva Convention. According to Kim Walker, Public Relations Manager for Adventure Aquarium, the personalities of the African penguins will be matched with that of a Flyer player as part of the re-naming process.  Really?!  Who ever heard of a cheap shot penguin?   To make this even more outrageous, the penguins’ current home, “Penguin Island“, will become “Flyers Island” and covered in Flyers team paraphernalia. It still remains to be seen how stressful all this will be to Adventure Aquarium’s penguins and how they will be able to deal with being manipulated into “supporting” the Flyers, especially if the series goes six or seven games.  But, I for one know that even with the name changes, overt manipulation and blatant Flyer merchandise placements, who these penguins are really pulling for, and I’m sure when it’s all said and done there’s going to be a lot of Flyers merchandise covered in penguin poop.

Go West Young Penguin

November 3, 2011

The Penguin Post has learned that just in time for winter, six rescued penguins are waddling into the San Francisco Zoo. Three years ago in Brazil nearly 400 Magellanic penguins searching for food became stranded on the beaches hundreds of miles north of their normal feeding grounds. Over the years commercial fishing, combined with oil pollution and climate change have all made it hard for the Magellanics to find food in their usual feeding grounds.  Most of the stranded penguins were returned to the sea, but many ended up at zoo’s and aquariums, and six penguins deemed too weak to survive in the wild on their own were donated from to the Monterey Bay Aquarium who in turn have now donated them to the San Francisco Zoo, bringing its total number at the zoo to 51.  The new penguins will waddle into public view for the first time at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the zoo’s Penguin Island.

Hanging out with a friend on Penguin Island