25 Penguins Dead

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:23 PM
I just heard on the news that at Sea World Australia (I am posting this on CB because technically SWA is technically a theme park) that 25 out of 37 penguins just recently died. Park officials report that they do not know the reason for there mysterious death but some think it was because of contaminated gravel. I have posted some links on more info.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 1:22 PM
I ended up not posting this one in the news... because it didn't seem like that big of a deal. In Australia, apparently it is.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 1:38 PM
That's sad news. I still miss seeing SFWOA penguins.

At least it wasn't a Six Flags park.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 1:41 PM
That sucks. It's a shame.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 2:22 PM
Anybody need pengin fearthers or have any recipies for penguin jerky?
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 2:43 PM
I would not eat those penguins!!!! Penguins are one of my favorite animals!!! (My favorite are Chinchillas!)

Also thanks Jeff for not closing it. I knew this would not be a big enough story to put in the news section so I did not bother sending it to the news area.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 2:47 PM

Jeff said:
I ended up not posting this one in the news... because it didn't seem like that big of a deal. In Australia, apparently it is.

Especially if your a penquin in Australia.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 4:09 PM

FLYINGSCOOTER said:

At least it wasn't a Six Flags park.


What does that have to do with anything?! Six Flags owns two or so animal attractions, and neither have a record of unusual animal deaths. I'm not a huge fan of Six Flags, but c'mon, this kind of needless bashing is immature.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 4:30 PM
^I wasn't bashing them. Quite the contrary.

Had I been bashing them, I would've said: Wow, how did this happen at a SeaWorld park and not a Six Flags park...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 7:36 PM
Only the emperor penguins have q-bots.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2007 7:44 PM

Hopman said:
Anybody need pengin fearthers or have any recipies for penguin jerky?

that made me laugh. I use to work with penguins at the shedd aquarium. They are filthy disgusting birds. i don't hate them because i don't hate any animal but, they are not as cute as they seem

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Friday, March 16, 2007 11:46 AM
Most birds are flithy. Parakeets inside a cage have the magical ability to toss sh*t on walls that are far away. Not sure how they do it.

Cute? Yes. Filthy? Yup. People don't call 'em "dirty birds" for nothing.

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Friday, March 16, 2007 12:46 PM
Sad story. Sadder still, my first thought was "Where were Ballmer and Gates at the time?"
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Friday, March 16, 2007 3:14 PM
I feel bad for the tragic death of the birds, but I feel an even more alarming worry for the birds in the artics. Sure, the penguins in Australia, but there is a serious problem in northern Canada.
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Friday, March 16, 2007 9:51 PM
Why is it everytime I've read this headline it sounds like the name of an indie-rock/punk band? After the relentless marketing campaign for Happy Feet, maybe it should be.
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Saturday, March 17, 2007 7:21 AM
My thoughts & prayers go out to all those pengiun family members.

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Saturday, March 17, 2007 11:33 AM

Intamin Fan said:
Why is it everytime I've read this headline it sounds like the name of an indie-rock/punk band? After the relentless marketing campaign for Happy Feet, maybe it should be.


LOL, now you've got me thinking of a future remake, like 99 Red Balloons by the 25 Dead Penguins.

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Monday, March 19, 2007 12:38 PM
Looks like they found out what the cause of death was....

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21381150-1702,00.html

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