New Favorite -athalon…

A new sport I enjoy watching…. the Penguathalon!

The event running this month at the Kelly Tarlton Arctic Encounter in Orakei, just outside Auckland [New Zealand], sees King and Gentoo penguins go beak to beak in five icy events – football, Frisbee, surfing, swing ball and waddle races.

These activities for animals in captivity are called enrichment.  It’s a way to entertain visitors as well as fight boredom in the penguin colony.  The event was a success and they are hoping to hold it again next year!

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~ by katoque on May 22, 2009.

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