Yes, penguin time again, as we review some interesting facts published on World Penguin Day, April 25th! Did you know that this is not the only day devoted to these flightless birds – that there is also the Penguin Awareness Day on January 20th? Well we didn’t. If anybody can tell us where these dates first came from, please do. The website, mentioned by Greenpeace and National Geographic, looks private rather than official. Not a problem of course – any excuse to draw attention to penguins is welcome!

Moulting Adelie penguins in Antarctica by Frank Hurley

Moulting Adelie penguin at Cape Denison, by Frank Hurley, taken during the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, from the Mitchell Library, the State Library of New South Wales