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Experiences Working with Penguins

Discussion in 'United States' started by findi, 29 Oct 2012.

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  1. findi

    findi Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,
    I first became enamored of penguins at the Bronx Zoo’s old “Penguin House”. Twice a day, a door would open and a pail of fish would be tossed into the exhibit. Fashioned like a giant aquarium, the exhibit allowed visitors to watch the penguins dive and grab their meals underwater. Living near the zoo, I had long haunted its grounds and had racked up some great sightings of both captive and wild birds by an early age (nearly 300 native species have been recorded there) – but these creatures were something else indeed! They were birds, to be sure, but departed so radically from the typical bird body-plan that I was driven to learn all I could.
    Today, of course, penguins are well known, but for us bird fanciers they still retain a sense of mystery…more so as new facts about their amazing lifestyles come to light! Please post your observations and impressions. Read article here: Working with Penguins - a Highlight of this Zookeeper?s Experiences | That Bird Blog
     
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  3. findi

    findi Well-Known Member

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