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Tag: Penguin Awareness Day

  • Friday, January 21st 2022 - 09:05 UTC

    Let us celebrate Penguin Awareness Day with Falklands one of the world's great penguin capitals

    As many as a million penguins nest in the Falklands every summer, representing five of the world’s eighteen species, King, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and Macaroni

    Penguin Awareness Day is celebrated annually on the 20th of January and this year was on Thursday. The founder of Penguin Awareness Day is unknown, and there is no information on when this day was first celebrated.

  • Monday, January 21st 2019 - 15:33 UTC

    Penguin Awareness Day

    Some one million penguins live in the Falklands, basically five different groups, King, Gentoo, Rockhopper, Magellanic and Mararoni  (Pic. by Derek Pettersson)

    Penguin Awareness Day is an unofficial holiday which is celebrated annually on January 20th. This holiday is used to celebrate and commemorate these fascinating flightless birds which are loved by people all over the world. It’s also a day to bring attention to the plight of these birds whose numbers seem to be shrinking faster and faster each and every day.

  • Wednesday, January 21st 2015 - 10:46 UTC

    Falkland Science Symposium celebrate Penguin Awareness Day

    Pan-American delegates to the Falklands Science Symposium enjoying the penguins at Volunteer Point (Pic SAERI)

    The world’s northernmost colony of king penguins has something to celebrate this week, as Tuesday marks Penguin Awareness Day and these well dressed seabirds play host to an international group of scientists gathered to discuss the Falkland Islands’ rich potential for new research.