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Penguin highway

An evening pause: Worth watching more than once, if only to escape the insanity of our time.

I can’t help wondering however why they all are walking on this route, and what is it they stop to look at to the right at one point? And why is one crawling on its belly?

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  • Andrew_W

    “why they all are walking on this route,” because it’s the shortest route between the colony and the coast, they all walk the same path because they’ve flattened it so it’s easier walking.
    “And why is one crawling on its belly?” Penguins often slide like that, more of a mystery as to why most are walking as the sliding probably expends less energy.
    “and what is it they stop to look at to the right at one point?” Movement, but not a threat.

  • Steve Richter

    do penquins have any land based predators? If not, why have none evolved in Antarctica? There are no penquins in the Arctic. I assume that is because there are polar bears in the Arctic.

    The penquin evolved to hunt in the sea, but then retreat to land to avoid predators. Why have no sea based predators evolved where they pursue the penquins on land? I guess irreducible complexity. :)

  • LocalFluff

    I’m a pretty lone advocate for moving the Polar Bears to the Antarctic. They’d have free chicken everyday. What the atheist Polar Bears don’t get, is that they have a polar Heaven on the other side of the planet. Allowing for fast food raids.

  • “. . . and what is it they stop to look at to the right at one point?”

    Car accident.

  • Steve Richter asked:

    “Why have no sea based predators evolved where they pursue the penquins on land?”

    My guess is that there is no reason to. The food is jumping in the water already. The Universe does its thing with the least expenditure of energy. Why make the effort to go after prey, when the prey comes to you?

  • mrsizer

    It looks to me as if the highway needs a passing lane. I did not expect to see tailgating penguins today.

  • eddie willers

    The sliding guy has the highest IQ.

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