Wendell and Cass are two penguins at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn. They live in a soap opera world of seduction and intrigue. Among the 22 male and 10 female African black-footed penguins in the aquarium's exhibit, tales of love, lust, and betrayal are the norm. Penguins mate for life. Given the disproportionate male-female ratio at the aquarium, some of the females flirt profusely and dump their partners for single males with better nests.
Wendell and Cass, however, take no part in these love triangles. They have been completely devoted to each other for the...
BEIJING – Penguins are the descendants of aliens that came to Earth in UFOs 100,000 years ago, a leading researcher reports.
I know it sounds crazy but it’s true,” said the fame marine biologist Hsu Sen-sung. “We’ve always known that penguins were extremely intelligent but now, for the first time, we know why.
“These magnificent creatures are highly-evolved life forms that came to Earth from a distant planet.
“And from what I understand, the civilization they left behind was even more advanced than our own.”
Flipper-patting is largely performed with the male aside of or behind the female and in 21% of cases evolved into a copulation attempt. The male uses his bill to push the neck of the female downwards, gently forcing her to the ground before finally mounting. The male stands on the back of the female, steadying himself using his flippers. Cloacal contact is established when the female lifts her tail feathers and the male edges backwards, arching his rear slightly and dipping his cloaca onto that of the female.