Archive for Penguins

The dogs that protect little penguins

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , , , on July 22, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


At low tide, and when sand builds up in the narrow channel, foxes can cross from the mainland barely getting their paws wet.

The problem first became apparent in the year 2000 when the sea’s natural current led to increased sand build-up.

Over time the fox population grew as it became clear they had an easy source of food.

The fairy penguins, as I’m going to call them, faced being wiped out on Middle Island – until a chicken farmer, by the made-for-cinema name of Swampy Marsh, came up with a plan. He suggested sending one of his Maremma dogs to protect the birds.

“In Australia those dogs are generally used for chicken protection or goats or sheep,” says Abbott.







Colony of a MILLION penguins face being wiped out after their island off South America was covered in ash from a huge volcanic eruption

Posted in 2016, animals with tags , , on July 7, 2016 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI


  • Nearly half of remote volcanic Zavodovski Island has been covered in ash
  • Island off South America home to the largest colony of chinstrap penguins
  • Ash has deposited over the lower slopes of the volcano, home to the birds
  • Experts fear volcanic activity ‘may have a serious effect on the population’

Mike Johnson snapped Penguins squaring up to seals in battle for survival

Posted in 2014, animals with tags , , , on December 12, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI



An American photographer braved frigid conditions in order to capture these stunning photos of thousands of penguins huddled together on an island in the Antarctic.

Mike Johnson, 68, from Estero, Florida, joined several photographers on an expedition on board the Polar Pioneer voyage to the remote South Georgia Island.

The photographs from his trip capture the beautiful landscapes of the island and the incredible amount of adorable penguins huddled together.

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Happy New Year 2014 – Penguins: The Essence Of Freedom

Posted in 2014 with tags , on January 3, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

“Penguins are the essence of Freedom…
Let there be PEACE on EARTH in 2014.”
My best wishes for an amazing year ahead:
May the sunshine of happiness always shine above you.
May the dove of peace rest over you and live in your home.
May the dense forest of love surround you all year round.
May you have a lovely New Year, Ine Braat


Raw: South Korean Penguins Dress for Christmas

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2013 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

An amusement park in South Korea delighted crowds with a festive penguin parade. The animals were dressed as Santa Claus and his reindeer. (Dec. 18)

Don’t know if one should laugh or cry or both….Pathetic


The “penguins” in English, are birds who live in the Antarctic, in the southern hemisphere. They can’t run nor fly, but they move quickly by sliding on the ice (as seen in cartoons); and they can cover quite a lot of distance by walking. They use their wings in order to swim underwater. Greater species (as the Emperor penguin on the following picture) can be up to 1.20 m in length.

NEW ZEALAND : 14 Penguins have been found washed up along Waihau Bay

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 2, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

NEW ZEALAND – The Department of Conservation is staying tight-lipped over the deaths of a group of penguins on the East Coast. At least 14 have been found washed up along Waihau Bay. Anti-oil protesters claim seismic testing in the Raukumara Basin is to blame. DOC is choosing to stay out of the debate until it knows for certain the cause of death. It said there was a range of reasons why they could have died, and will not comment until test results have come back. They are expected sometime next week.

The Mystery of the Naked Penguins : Researchers are puzzled by the feather loss disorder

Posted in animals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

The Lost Emperor: A Colony of Penguins Disappears by Wynne Parry,

Posted in animals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2011 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI