April 25 is World Penguin Day, a day to celebrate, protect and remember these fascinating creatures; sharing facts about them, recognizing threats to their existence and why we all must work to protect them, and the habitat in which they live.
Grab the kids in your life and help them connect the dots between our changing climate and the threats that we have created which endanger these incredible creatures. We encourage you to visit our partner and friends at Tiki the Penguin, a fun, informative and special site, with a plethora of resources and information that is both accessible and reliable.
Tiki – means ‘talisman’ – a sort of lucky charm – in the language of South Pacific people. In Tiki’s own words: “I am a lucky Penguin, being able to do something to stop the damage to the Earth. Penguins and all other living things have a right to live their lives without being killed, poisoned or burned by greedy people. I’ve noticed too that most people in the world are also suffering for the same reasons as other animals … because of greedy people who want much more than their fair share of food or other things.”
We LOVE Tiki the Penguin and the thoughtful and important information that Tiki shares.
For background on World Penguin Day we consulted our friends at the Ian Somerhalder Foundation: “April 25 coincides with the annual northern migration of penguins. It began at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. The scientists and researchers there noticed that every year on April 25, a colony of Adelie Penguins returned from spending months at sea. They returned to the same spot, on the same day, every year. This seemed too incredible a coincidence…and it wasn’t! This is the normal migrating pattern of these penguins.”
For more information on these incredible creatures, visit Tiki the Penguin and the Ian Somerhalder Foundation with the kids in your life. We guarantee that you will find important and useful wisdom and advise!
Emperor penguin feeding chick: Photo credit Wikimedia Commons
Tiki the Penguin: Photo Credit Tiki the Penguin website
Two Penguins: Photo credit Wikimedia Commons