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LOTS & LOTS OF PLAYFUL PENGUINS and THEIR TOE TAPPIN’ FEET DVD

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Its time to Party Like A Penguin and learn everything their is to know about penguins, plus enjoy fun songs, trivia and more!!

 

If you love Penguins we guarantee you are going to love, Lots and Lots of Playful Penguins and their Toe-Tappin Happy Feet! From emperors and kings to fairies and rock hoppers, these cute and cuddly tuxedo look-a-like creatures are every ones favorite birds and you will love watching them over and over again in this brand new DVD collection!

 

Youll laugh and sing along as you watch them hip-hoppin along on the ice and the snow to some of the most entertaining songs ever produced by award-winning musician, James Coffey. Plus, youll want to jump out of your seat and dance along with our fully animated penguins to the hottest beat south of the border in the hit music video, “Party Like A Penguin” as seen on YOUTUBE!

 

Lots and Lots of Penguins, features some of the most incredible video footage of penguins in their natural and captive habitats youve probably ever seen! Listen to their calls and cries – its absolutely fascinating! Plus, youll also learn interesting facts and trivia about all 17 kinds of penguins from around the world.

 

Then, as a special bonus youll see other cold-weather creatures like polar bears, seals, and wild birds, and youll also see rare views of the majestic scenery of Antarctica.

 

Lots and Lots of Playful Penguins truly is lots and lots of fun for young and old alike so waddle right in and have a peek we guarantee youll love it!

 

LENGTH: 75 Minutes

 

ITEM # MPP-7100

 

UPC: 894190001714 ISBN: 978-0-9789286-4-3

 

STUDY GUIDE PENGUIN FACTS

 

PENGUINS ARE FOUND ON EVERY CONTINENT SOUTH OF THE

 

EQUATOR INCLUDING THE ICY ANTARCTIC AND WARMER PLACES LIKE

 

SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND THE

 

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS.

 

MOST PENGUINS SPEND ABOUT 75% OF OUR LIVES IN THE

 

WATER AND THEY CAN SWIM AN AVERAGE OF 15 MILES PER HOUR –

 

THAT’S FOUR TIMES FASTER THAN THE FASTEST HUMAN CAN

 

SWIM. PENGUINS ALSO HAVE SPECIAL GLANDS THAT REMOVE THE

 

SALT FROM THE OCEAN WATER TO MAKE IT OK FOR THEM TO DRINK.

 

PENGUINS ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND NOT AFRAID OF OR MEAN TO

 

HUMANS BUT OTHER ANIMALS LIKE KILLER WHALES, LEOPARD

 

SEALS, SEA LIONS AND GREAT SKUA BIRDS LIKE TO EAT

 

PENGUINS.

 

POLLUTION AND THE WORLD’S CHANGING CLIMATE ARE AFFECTING

 

THE LIVES OF ALL PENGUINS AND SOME OF THEM ARE ON THE

 

ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST – INCLUDING THE AFRICAN PENGUIN,

 

THE ERECT-CRESTED PENGUIN, THE GALAPAGOS PENGUIN AND THE

 

YELLOW-EYED PENGUIN. BUT ALL IN ALL SOME SCIENTISTS SAY

 

THERE COULD BE OVER 100 MILLION PENGUINS ALIVE IN THE

 

WORLD TODAY!

 

PENGUINS ARE REALLY BIRDS BECAUSE THEY HAVE FEATHERS,

 

BEAKS AND WINGS AND THEY ALSO LAY EGGS BUT UNLIKE OTHER

 

BIRDS THEY CAN’T FLY. BECAUSE PENGUINS ARE COVERED WITH

 

WATERPROOF FEATHERS AND HAVE LAYERS OF BLUBBEROR FAT

 

UNDERNEATH, THEY CAN KEEP THEIR BODIES WARM IN THE COLD

 

WEATHER AND COOL IN THE HOT.

 

THE PENGUINS BLACK AND WHITE BODY COLORS ARE REALLY

 

PROTECTIVE CAMOUFLAGE TO HIDE THEM FROM ATTACKERS.

 

WHEN WE’RE FLOATING IN THE WATER, THEIR BLACK BACK

 

REFLECTS THE DARKNESS OF THE SEA AND THEIR WHITE BELLIES

 

REFLECT THE BRIGHT SEAS ABOVE, MAKING THEM HARD TO SEE.

 

THEY ONLY SLEEP FOR A FEW MINUTES AT A TIME NO MATTER

 

WHAT TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT OR WHERE THEY ARE. THEYCAN

 

SLEEP SITTING IN THE WATER, STANDING UP, LYING DOWN AND

 

SOME OF THEM EVEN SLEEP IN TREES!

 

THEY LIKE TO EAT SMALL FISH CALLED KRILL AND SQUID.

 

PENGUINS ARE VERY NOISY AND SQUAWK A LOT. BUT MOST OF ALL

 

THEY LIKE TO HAVE FUN IN THE SEA AND SUN!!

 

 

 

HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT EACH KIND OF PENGUIN SPECIES.

 

Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)

 

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)

 

Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus)

 

Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri)

 

Erect-Crested Penguin (Eudyptes sclateri)

 

Fiordland (Crested) Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus)

 

Galapagos Peguin (Spheniscus mendiculus)

 

Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua)

 

Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti)

 

King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

 

Little (Fairy) Penguin (Eudyptula minor)

 

Macaroni Penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus)

 

Magellanic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)

 

Northern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes moseleyi) and Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome)

 

Royal Penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli)

 

Snares (Island) Penguin (Eudyptes robustus)

 

Yellow-Eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)

 

1) ADELIE PENGUIN (Pygoscelis adeliae)

 

The Adelie penguins live along the entire Antarctic coast and nearby islands.

 

They grow to about 28 inches tall and weigh in at 10 pounds. There is a very cool

 

white ring surrounding their eyes and their tail is longer than most other penguins.

 

Adelies make their nests from stones piled together and they lay two eggs. In 1830,

 

the French explorer Dumont D’urville named them after his wife’s name, Adelie.

 

2) AFRICAN PENGUIN (Spheniscus demersus)

 

How would you like to hear about a penguin with a funny nickname? Well, the African

 

penguin is sometimes called the “jackass” penguin like the nickname for a donkey.

 

They live on over 24 different islands off the south west Coast of Africa. African

 

penguins grow to 27 inches tall and weigh between 4 and 11 pounds. The males are

 

larger than the females and the males also have larger beaks. African penguins have a

 

black stripe and black spots of their chests with the pattern of spots being different for

 

each penguin – just like human fingerprints. Once they find a mate they stay with them

 

for life which is usually about 11 Years. There are only about 180,000 adult African

 

penguins in existence today.

 

3) CHINSTRAP PENGUIN (Pygoscelis antarcticus)

 

Here’s a funny favorite among most people, the chinstrap Penguin who always looks like

 

it’s wearing a smile. They are found in the South Sandwich Islands of South America, the

 

Antarctic and other remote islands in the southern hemisphere. Chinstraps grow to about

 

two and a half feet tall and weigh about 3 pounds. They can lay their eggs in many

 

places like stone nests, on land or sometimes on icebergs. Chinstraps can swim as fast as

 

20 miles per hour and like to toboggan on their bellies on the ice and snow.

 

4) EMPEROR PENGUIN (Aptenodytes forsteri)

 

The emperor penguin is the tallest of all penguins standing about four feet tall and

 

weighing more than any other penguin – about 99 pounds. They are the only penguins

 

that breed during the bitter cold Antarctic winter and they lay only one egg. Emperors

 

live about 20 years, can dive up to 800 feet and can hold their breath underwater for

 

almost 20 minutes. They were the subject of one of the most popular penguin movies

 

ever made.

 

5) ERECT-CRESTED PENGUIN (Eudyptes sclateri)

 

The Erect-Crested penguin is found in the Sub-Antartic areas of New Zealand.

 

They are medium sized penguins, standing a little over two feet tall and weighing

 

about 10 pounds. They make their nests with large groups of penguins along the

 

shorelines, often climbing up the sides of steep cliffs to lay their eggs. Erect- Crested

 

penguins are an endangered species and there are only about 155,000 in the world.

 

They have a big, bright, yellow stripe over their eyebrows which gives them a short and

 

spiked hairdo.

 

6) FIORDLAND (CRESTED) PENGUIN (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus)

 

The Fiordland Crested penguin is a medium-sized, yellow-crested,

 

black-and-white penguin, growing to approximately 24 inches tall and weighing

 

about 8 pounds. They have dark, bluish-grey upperparts with a darker head,

 

and white under parts. They also have broad, yellow eyebrow-stripes which go

 

over their eyes and drop down their necks. Plus, they also have 3 to 6 white stripes

 

on their face. These penguins build their nests in colonies in dense forests that have

 

medium temperatures. Like most penguins they like to eat krill, fish, octopus and squid.

 

There are only about 6,000 Erect-Crested penguins alive today.

 

7) GALAPAGOS PEGUIN (Spheniscus mendiculus)

 

Galapagos penguins live on the galapagos islands and are the second smallest

 

of the penguin species. They grow to about 21 inches tall and weigh about 4

 

to 6 pounds. They keep the same mate for life and the female lays one or two

 

eggs every year and then keeps them in caves and crevices to protect them from

 

the intense heat of the equator . The severe storms from El Nino which happened

 

about 25 years ago caused most of the Galapagos penguins to die from lack of food

 

to eat. Today, Galapagos penguins are the rarest penguins on earth with only about

 

one thousand five hundred in existence.

 

8) GENTOO PENGUIN (Pygoscelis papua)

 

The Gentoo penguin looks like it’s wearing a bonnet on its head and has a very bright

 

orange beak. They grow to be about 3 feet tall, weigh close to 13 pounds and are the

 

fastest swimming of all penguins at 23 miles per hour. Gentoos like the cold and live

 

on the many Sub-Antarctic islands like the Falkland Islands. There are about 300,000

 

breeding pairs alive today. They live in large and noisy groups called colonies and

 

make their nests out of stones, pebbles, grass and sticks.

 

9) HUMBOLDT PENGUIN (Spheniscus humboldti)

 

The Humboldt penguin is often called the Peruvian penguin and can be found on

 

the rugged coast and offshore islands of Chile and Peru where it is very warm.

 

The name, Humboldt, came from the early European explorer who first discovered

 

them. They stand 2 feet tall and weigh anywhere from 6 to 11 pounds. Humboldts

 

are very shy. They like to dig their nests into the ground and close to rocks. Like some

 

other penguins they too, are an endangered species with only about three to twelve-

 

thousand of them in the world today. Humboldt penguins can live up to 20 years

 

in the wild and sometimes 30 years in zoos. Like all penguins, they have excellent

 

eye-sight both underwater and on land.

 

10) KING PENGUIN (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

 

Who is the second largest of all penguins? Why the King penguin and rightly so.

 

He stands about 3 feet tall and weighs anywhere from 24 to 35 pounds. Sometimes

 

people confuse them with the Emperor penguin, but the kings live on Islands far to

 

the north of the Antartic where the Emperor lives. It is estimated that there are over

 

2 million breeding pairs of kings and growing – that’s a lot of royalty! After the

 

chicks are born they grow quickly in the warm summer weather and develop brown

 

fuzzy feathers until the Spring when they get their regular black and white feathers.

 

When looking for food, the King dives up to 700 feet in the ocean making him

 

“The King of the Ocean!”

 

11) LITTLE (FAIRY OR BLUE) PENGUIN (Eudyptula minor)

 

The smallest penguins are the Blue penguins who are sometimes called

 

“The Little Fairy Peguin”. They live in Australia and New Zealand.

 

The Little penguin grows to about 16 inches tall and weighs in at a whopping,

 

now get this, 2 pounds! They live together in colonies and each set of parents

 

has two chicks. Little penguins only live about 6 years. Some people think they

 

are the cutest penguins of all. At Phillip Island, near Melbourne Australia, visitors

 

are allowed to watch the famous “Penguin Parade”. Here, the Little penguins come

 

up on shore at night to feed their babies and parade from the ocean to the land.

 

12) MACARONI PENGUIN (Eudyptes chrysolophus)

 

There are more Macaroni penguins in the world today than any other – an amazing

 

population of over 9 million breeding pairs – that’s 18 million birds! The name

 

“Macaroni” is said to be a reference to its colorful orange head feathers or a

 

“feather in it’s cap”, as in the song Yankee Doodle Dandy. In the mid-eighteen

 

hundreds, a young man who wore flashy feathers in his hat was called a “macaroni”.

 

So, the fancy young man in the song sticks “a feather in his cap and calls it macaroni.”

 

The Macaroni penguin is found in many zoos around the world and grows to 28

 

inches tall and weighs about 11 pounds. They like to live and breed in the

 

Sub-Antarctic Islands and on small islands off the Southern tips of South America

 

and even Africa!

 

13) MAGELLANIC PENGUIN (Spheniscus magellanicus)

 

The Magellanic penguin is the largest of the warm weather penguins standing 27

 

inches tall and weighing about 9 pounds. This penguin was named after Ferdinand

 

Magellan, an explorer who first saw these penguins in 1519 on his first voyage

 

around the southern tip of South America. While on land they are very shy and

 

often hide in their deep nests under bushes or burrows under rocks if scared.

 

There are about 800,000 to 1 million Magellanic penguins and even though they

 

are not on the endangered species list, like all penguins they are threatened by

 

climate changes, oil spills, and a decrease in their food supply.

 

14) NORTHERN ROCKHOPPER PENGUIN (Eudyptes moseleyi) and SOUTHERN ROCKHOPPER PENGUIN (Eudyptes chrysocome)

 

There is some scientific evidence (although data is scarce) that says that the Northern

 

Rockhopper or Moseley’s Penguin, should be a separate species from what is known as

 

the Southern Rockhoppper Penguin. Regardless of this debate, the Northern Rockhopper

 

and Southern Rockhopper are very closely related and much of what applies to one probably applies to the other.

 

As they come hip hopping along the rocks and shores

 

they are everybody’s favorite – the Rockhopper penguin.

 

Looking a lot like the Macaroni penguin with its colorful

 

spiked harido, Rockhoppers live on most of the

 

islands around the Antarctic region and the Falkland Islands. There are probably

 

over 3 million pairs of Rockhoppers jumping around the world today. Weighing in

 

at up to 8 pounds and standing 23 inches tall, Rockhoppers are probably the most fun

 

of all penguins to watch!

 

15) ROYAL PENGUIN (Eudyptes schlegeli)

 

The Royal penguins are found only on the rocky Macquarie island located far to

 

the south of Australia in the Pacific. They share this island with the King, Gentoo

 

and Rockhopper penguins. The royal penguins breed in small colonies which are

 

scattered all over the island and it is estimated there are about 850,000 pairs of royals

 

on the island today. Royal penguins look like Macaronis but are slightly larger and

 

have white feathers on their cheeks and under their chins and throat. Royals are 28

 

inches tall and weigh about 13 pounds. Like most penguins they raise their babies

 

on an island and then spend most of their time in the ocean.

 

16) SNARES (ISLAND) PENGUIN (Eudyptes robustus)

 

Now the Snares penguin is also known as the Snares-Crested penguin or the

 

Snares-Island penguin where it goes to breed. Snares Island is located off the

 

Southern coast of South Island near New Zealand. No humans are allowed on

 

this island. I’d say they’re medium to small in size growing to 22 inches tall

 

and weighing 7 pounds. They build their nests in small or large groups under the

 

cover of forest trees or sometimes out in the open. There are an estimated 30,000

 

breeding pairs of Snares living in this mild island climate.

 

17) YELLOW-EYED PENGUIN (Megadyptes antipodes)

 

The Yellow-Eyed penguin is the third largest penguin ranking behind the

 

Emperor and the King. Standing 31 inches tall and weighing from 10 to

 

13 pounds, these interesting birds also live and breed on the forested coastline

 

of New Zealand and the islands to the south. Due to harvesting of the forests

 

where they live, there are only about fifteen hundred breeding pairs left in the

 

world making them endangered and very rare. The Yellow-eyed penguin is

 

thought to be the most ancient of all living penguins and its picture appears on

 

the New Zealand five dollar bill.

 

 

 

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Its time to Party Like A Penguin and learn everything their is to know about penguins, plus enjoy fun songs, trivia and more!!

 

If you love Penguins we guarantee you are going to love, Lots and Lots of Playful Penguins and their Toe-Tappin Happy Feet! From emperors and kings to fairies and rock hoppers, these cute and cuddly tuxedo look-a-like creatures are every ones favorite birds and you will love watching them over and over again in this brand new DVD collection!