Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Television Shows with Penguins: Dirty Jobs "Penguin Keeper" episode

Dirty Jobs is a Discovery Channel show showcasing jobs that you get dirty doing. In the "Penguin Keeper" episode the job of being a penguin keeper at the Aquarium of Americas is shown. The penguins that are cared for here include African Penguins and Rockhopper Penguins (a sub-Antarctic species). It sure seems a dirty job with the guano shoveling, however, I am kind of annoyed with the Aquarium of Americas as a reputable educator on penguins. The show got me interested in checking out their website and on it they say "Don’t be surprised that there’s no snow in their habitat—there are 17 species of penguin in the world and just two of them live in the Antarctic." That is total misinformation considering I saw three different penguin species (Adelie, Gentoo, and Chinstrap) when I was just on the Antarctic Peninsula and you could almost even call their Rockhopper penguins Antarctic species as they are in the sub-Antarctic.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so bummed I missed this episode! Thanks for sharing the love of the penguins.