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.


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.



(*Thanks Nick!)

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