Winter is coming

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Inside Planet Penguin we follow the solar cycles of the Antarctic. Because of that the short summer takes place in January, where day light last almost 24 hours, being followed by a very long winter where the Antactic stays almost in shadows.

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Yesterday we got an email from Josie Whitehead with a poem that we want to share with all of you.

THE PENGUINS OF LORO PARQUE

There are families of penguins who live in a “fridge”
And perhaps you’ll be wondering why.
Their ice-world’s a place that all penguins like,
And these penguins for certain aren’t shy.

The temperature’s just as a penguin would like,
And they’ve a freezing cold pool where they swim.
There was only one problem, the penguins all said,
Without sunshine our world is too dim.

So they gave them bright lights and lots of blue sky,
And a beach where they look out to sea.
They added some rocks for their cold rocky shore –
And they’ve plenty of humans to see.

Quite often the penguins enjoy a snowstorm,
As they love the snowflakes on their skin.
And what do they need in addition to this
To prevent them from all getting thin?

They’re supplied every day with tasty fish-meals,
And they’re never pursued by a shark –
And these families of penguins lead lives full of ease
In their Ice World within Loro Parque.

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