Thursday, May 21, 2009

Life imitates cartoon, again, sorta - Penguathlon!

New Zealand hosts penguin sports tournament

New Zealand is the penguin capital of the world, home to nine of the 16 species of living penguins, so it was fitting that it should host the world’s first ‘Penguathlon’. 

The event running this month at the Kelly Tarlton Arctic Encounter in Orakei, just outside Auckland, sees King and Gentoo penguins go beak to beak in five icy events – football, Frisbee, surfing, swing ball and waddle races.

But the Penguathalon is about more than just delighting visitors. It showcases a variety of the enrichment activities developed by the curatorial team to ensure the physical, mental and emotional well being of the birds in its 80-strong colony.  (read more...)

And here's how they do it in my penguiverse:

Posted via web from Jen's posterous


barry said...

i prefer yours, or course. but then i've always been to pengorealism

barry said...

thats 'into pengorealism'. i seem to be slipping into more pengoslexia more every year