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November 29, 2010 10:10 AM   Subscribe

PenguinCams!: Edinburgh Zoo (Via) / Galveston: Moody Gardens / Maryland Zoo / Montreal Biodome / San Diego Seaworld / Sedwick County Zoo: Cessna Cove / Station Gars O’Higgins (Antarctica) / Tennessee Aquarium

More Zoo / Sanctuary Webcams:

Smithsonian National Zoological Park Cams (They have an Octopus cam! -scroll down-)

Blank Park Zoo:
* Monkey Cam

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo:
* Giraffe Cam

Dallas World Aquarium Cams

Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Gatorland Gator Cam

Hohenwald Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary:
* Platypus Cam

Maritime Aquarium Webcams (Penguins and Meerkats)

Marwell Wildlife's Animal Cams

Minnesota Zoo:
* Main Page
* Beaver
* Dolphin and Shark Cams
* Gibbon Cam

Monterey Bay Aquarium Podcast, Videos and Webcams

New England Aquarium: Blogs, Webcams, Videos and More (They have an Underwater Penguin Cam, but it is currently down)

San Diego Zoo:
* Panda Cam
* Ape Cam
* Polar Cam
* Elephant Cam

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History:
* Ty Warner Sea Center Cam

Scottish Seabird Centre Wildlife Cams

Sydney Aquarium
* Fairy Penguin Cam

Toledo Zoo Webcams (includes two cams each on their Hippo, Seal, Elephant and Panda.)

Vancouver Aquarium:
* BelugaCam
posted by zarq (18 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Huh, I could have sworn the San Diego Wild Animal Park had a live feed of their California condors, but either I made it up or it's gone away.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:18 AM on November 29, 2010


Since when are Jackass penguins called African penguins?
posted by Virtblue at 10:18 AM on November 29, 2010


Since they stopped punching each other in the balls. MTV sued.
posted by jontyjago at 10:21 AM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Virtblue: "Since when are Jackass penguins called African penguins?"

According to Wikipedia:
Because of their donkey-like braying call they were previously named Jackass Penguins. Since several species of South American penguins produce the same sound, the African species has been renamed African Penguin, as it is the only penguin species that breeds in Africa.

posted by zarq at 10:22 AM on November 29, 2010


Well, my Monday just got a lot better. Thanks for a great and well-timed post.
posted by saturday_morning at 10:25 AM on November 29, 2010


Pittsburgh's zoo had polar bear and tiger cub cams hosted on the website of one of the local news channels, but recently they did a site redesign and it doesn't seem to be there anymore. Thanks for helping me get my cute fix elsewhere!
posted by alynnk at 10:39 AM on November 29, 2010


I still can't get used to the idea that penguins aren't human sized.
posted by doublehappy at 10:50 AM on November 29, 2010


Yay. I love penguins and I love animal cams. I have been pretending to work today but this will go a long way to helping me drop the pretense.

I spent a few happy hours with a bunch of jackasses at the Boulders Beach penguin colony - they are such cute characters!
posted by madamjujujive at 11:01 AM on November 29, 2010


Alynnk, the Pittsburgh Aviary just released their penguin cam in the past week or so. If you've never been over there, I highly recommend it over the zoo's penguin exhibit - far less crowded with people, you get to know their names (Sydney! Patrick! Stanley!) and there is at least one daily feeding with a handler who does a nice presentation.
posted by librarianamy at 11:06 AM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


librarianamy: "...Pittsburgh Aviary just released their penguin cam in the past week or so.

That is awesome. Thank you for pointing it out!
posted by zarq at 11:34 AM on November 29, 2010


That Tennessee Aquarium camera features some fighty-bitey penguins, in case you or any of your friends want to do some betting!
posted by not_on_display at 11:57 AM on November 29, 2010


I still can't get used to the idea that penguins aren't human sized.

Depends on the penguin and the human, doublehappy - Emperors get up to about 4ft tall.
posted by penguin pie at 12:05 PM on November 29, 2010


Well, this will be fun when the Mrs gets home tonight:

Mrs Agogo: Did you go shopping today?
Slack-a-gogo: No.
Mrs Agogo: Did you make it to the bank?
Slack-a-gogo: Ummm....no.
Mrs Agogo: Busy day at work?
Slack-a-gogo: Not really, no.
Mrs Agogo: What DID you do all day?!?
Slack-a-gogo: Did you know that after a few hours of watching you can actually figure out which penguin is going to jump in the water next?
Mrs Agogo: You watched penguins on the internet all day?!?!?!
Slack-a-gogo: No...no...of course not. I also watched a beaver and some otters.
SOUND EFFECT: Frying pan clang
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 1:00 PM on November 29, 2010 [6 favorites]


I'm surprised they burn up all that bandwidth for color video of penguins. You'd think B&W would be more than sufficient.
posted by webhund at 6:44 PM on November 29, 2010


This is pretty much my favorite thing ever.

My love of penguins is so great that the Christmas tree in my apartment is decorated entirely with penguin ornaments. Every room, including the bathroom, has some kind of penguin-related item in it.

My life goal is to have the opportunity to hug a living, breathing penguin. If any of you have an idea as to how I can accomplish that, I would be even happier.

Great idea for an FPP!
posted by DMan at 7:07 PM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Depends on the penguin and the human, doublehappy - Emperors get up to about 4ft tall.

Well, before the end of that awful Happy Feet movie, I was under the impression that they were 6 or 7ft tall.
posted by doublehappy at 12:58 PM on November 30, 2010


Which would have made the sealion about the size of a house...
posted by doublehappy at 1:05 PM on November 30, 2010


My life goal is to have the opportunity to hug a living, breathing penguin. If any of you have an idea as to how I can accomplish that, I would be even happier.

I hate to be the one to tell you DMan, but you'd probably get your face torn to shreds if you tried to hug a penguin - they're not as laid back as they look and have sharp little beaks :)

However, I totally prescribe a trip to the Falkland Islands for you - they're tame enough you can get within a few feet of them without them really caring. I've not hugged one, but have carried one upside down by its feet (as described in this totally self-linking post), which I like to think is funnier, if not as cuddly.
posted by penguin pie at 2:20 AM on December 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


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