Thursday, January 27, 2011

Magellanics welcome snow at Bronx Zoo

Magellanic Penguins Frolic in Snow at Bronx Zoo

Magellanic Penguins picture 
Julie Larsen Maher (C) Wildlife Conservation Society

The cold weather sure makes us reluctant to leave the house, but the Bronx Zoo’s Magellanic penguins, Danny and Hugo, saw New York City’s recent snowfall as the perfect excuse to burn off some energy!
Magellanic penguins are native to Southern Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands, where mated, monogamous couples live within large groups. However, commercial fishing and habitat pollution has put these creatures in danger.


The Wildlife Conservation Society is working hard to protect breeding sites and manage penguin populations in Coastal Patagonia. If you’re looking for a way to help out the penguins, consider signing up for the third annual Run for the Wild 5k run/walk (waddlers are welcome!), taking place Apr. 30 at the zoo.

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