|this will be my laptop wallpaper forever.|
|the closest i'll ever get to a penguin.|
|simon joining his companions.|
Penguins' inherent curiosity and lack of fear toward humans propelled their populations to drastically dwindle. Their friendliness made it easy for egg collectors to steal their eggs. I find this tremendously tragic.
|too cute! <3|
Back to my almost-felony: after the handler put Simon back into his habitat, I wandered over to the side, away from the pool. The small piece of even land is essentially isolated from all other parts of the environment by rocks. There, it was possible for me to climb up the side to get a closer look at the penguins...as well as reach in and touch one.
It is a crime that I haven't seen March of the Penguins yet, but even so, their description of these flightless birds has resonated with me:
They have wings but cannot fly. They're birds that think they're fish. And every year, they embark on a nearly impossible journey to find a mate...In the harshest place on Earth loves finds a way.Most see penguins as comic relief, and understandably so with their slightly chubby stature and ever-present waddle. But I am like them, searching for love and cherishing family above all else.