Penguins

A few weeks ago I interviewed Pam Schaller of the California Academy of Sciences about the colony of penguins she has been caring for for years. When she first began working with them they did not like to go in the water. She taught them to enjoy swimming again. Here is proof.

I first came across Pam and her work while reading about Pierre, the first wet-suit wearing penguin. He molted but his feathers were not growing back in and the other penguins had begun to pick on him. Pam made him a wetsuit and after a few months, his feathers grew back in again.

Listen to the NPR story.

There is even a children’s book.

 

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