A Great Day For Nature

I was browsing the internet yesterday and came across a story about a King penguin who was born in captivity at an aquarium in Galveston, Texas. The penguin was born to father Petty and mother Chilly Willy, but a gender test will need to be done in a few months before the little tyke is named.

King penguins are described as “very upright, dignified and handsome birds and when they emerge from the sea pristine and glistening there can be no cleaner or more elegant creature around.”

Paints a pretty impressive picture, right?

Here is a shot of the little bundle of joy:

It is unclear why the heck BP (baby penguin) is screaming so hard. If I had to speculate, I would probably guess that BP heard someone mention parents Petty and Chilly Willy and is expressing concern over the name selection process at the aquarium. I can’t really say that I blame the little…cutie.

Either way, I can see why the aquarium chose this picture for the birth announcement. What a charmer!

Now this story alone would have made for a great news day, but then I came across another gem that leads me to believe that the public relations team for nature is working on overdrive today.

A lemur in Belgium was recently photographed meditating. He had his legs crossed and his hands on his knees and didn’t stop meditating even when the photographer went in for a closer look.

So regal.

Well actually, no – not regal at all. Unfortunately for them, lemurs don’t seem to pack the same impressive punch as King penguins; as a matter of fact, they seem to be kind of a joke in the animal world. Aside from their unique striped tail, they really only stand out because “male lemurs battle for dominance by trying to outstink each other.”

So you can see why this guy felt the need to show off with his meditation skills. When the only other thing that you’ve got going for you is that you might have the ability to smell worse than your weird counterparts, you need to find your niche.

Well done, nature. Well done.

Penguin facts found here and lemur facts found here.

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