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Don’t miss: Penguins: Meet the Family on Tuesday 29 December at 6:30 on BBC1

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On Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 6:30pm, there’s a programme all about penguins on BBC1.

The penguin lives in more places than we all imagine, some of them quite unexpected.  The programme starts off in New Zealand, and it also covers penguins in Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands and Cape Town.

I was on holiday there once and had the glorious sight of penguins emerging from the sea and waddling onto shore.   It was perishing and we had to wait two hours for them to appear, but the wait was well worth it. 

This programme is starting off in the lush forests of New Zealand, and we find out about the 18 species, including the yellow-eyed penguin. We meet the Adelie penguin, Emperor penguins, the African penguin, the snares penguin – this programme is quite an eye opener!

The BBC website has lots of information on penguins, including the answer to the question, why do penguins waddle?  There’s a personality quiz you can take to find out which penguin you are – I’m an Emperor Penguin.  Find out how emperor chicks survive the cold.

Liz Bonnin is the narrator.

Waddle off for more information here

Check out Penguin Conservation Charities here

PS While we’re on the subject of penguins, you could also take a look at
Penguin Post Office on BBC2.  It’s about a post office in Antarctica, which is surrounded by 3,000 Gentoo penguins.


Visit BBC Earth's You Tube pages here

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