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If penguins could fly

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If penguins could fly

Sunday Mirror
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New-born penguins take 40 days to grow water-proof feathers. They can withstand snow, but if rain soaks them to the skin, they die of cold.
Experts yesterday said 400 Adelie penguin chicks have washed up dead on Brazil's beaches after migrating 2,500 miles to avoid the rain.
Now if someone can explain how a baby penguin can migrate 2,500 miles without swimming as it doesn't have waterproof feathers
Perhaps the reporter has been watching this
Just to add a bit of fact from http://www.antarcticconnection.com/antarctic/wildlife/penguins/index.shtml
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Penguins are now enjoying a population boom. Their increasing numbers can be partly attributed to the over-fishing of baleen whales in the past which has resulted in a super-abundance of krill, a key species in the Antarctic ecosystem. In addition to krill, penguins feed heavily on fish, squid, and other small crustaceans.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: If penguins could fly

Well  if you must read one of the Mirror group papers what do you expect Cheesy Cheesy
jmd
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Re: If penguins could fly

Chilly will have more knowledge I am sure about penguins............................. Smiley