Liberated Penguins

[Update:- NB: This was an April Fool joke. -cvj]

Well, I learned recently* that the BBC wildlife program makers have done it again, breaking new ground in scientific discovery while making a new series. Quite amazing this time. From the Daily Telegraph website:

The BBC will today screen remarkable footage of penguins flying as part of its new natural history series, Miracles of Evolution.

Also:

penguins in flight image from daily telegraphThe programme is being presented by ex-Monty Python star Terry Jones, who said: “We’d been watching the penguins and filming them for days, without a hint of what was to come.

“But then the weather took a turn for the worse. It was quite amazing. Rather than getting together in a huddle to protect themselves from the cold, they did something quite unexpected, that no other penguins can do.”

Above right (click for larger view) is a screen shot that I took of the incredible footage they captured. You can read more of this amazing story here.

The wonderful video of them flying is just unbelievable! Have a look.

Enjoy!

-cvj

(*Thanks Nick!)

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