Chapter 5: Something’s Fishy

For a temperate species, things got heated in the last episode. Love triangles left some young and nestless and bachelors got beaky. It was intense. Just as the seas seemed to calm, things got a little fishy. To be fair, things are always a little fishy at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove. Make sure your catch…

Chapter 4: Somebody to Preen On

For penguins, preening is important. By using their beaks to spread oil from glands at the base of their tails and necks, penguins waterproof themselves to remain torpedo-like in the water. Preening enforces social bonds, a la “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.” Download the Seafood Watch App to make sure your catch of the…

Chapter 3: Clean Bills of Health

Always curious, Erik was the first one through the door. He waddled right up to the keepers and their cohort: the vets. Of course, he didn’t know it was check-up day. All of Lincoln Park Zoo’s African penguins have an annual visit with the veterinarian. In the above photo, Dr. Lester E. Fisher Director of…