Mom enjoys watching shows about animals, and recently told me that she'd seen a program about penguins of Australia. When I showed some surprise about penguins being in Australia, she began to doubt herself, thinking that maybe this sounded a little crazy.
I would just like to say, "You're right, Mom, not that I doubted you. There certainly are penguins in Australia and New Zealand."
New Zealand is home to six different kinds! They don't look like the penguins of Antarctica, but they are definitely penguins. The penguins on Australia are called Little Penguins, and sometimes fairy penguins (Eudyptula minor). And, yes, Little Penguins hit the beach and hang out under the boardwalk. What fun! There are also penguins on Boulder Beach in South Africa.
And whoa--look at this! South American penguins. (Follow the link if you'd like to see pictures of the different types)
Well. I didn't know there were penguins in warmer areas. Now I know.
They sure are cute.
Happy Mother's Day to TLP, who's on the road again.
And a festive Mother's Day to ALL you!