Penguins

Ocean Park showcases penguin breeding programme

Photo: Jonathan Wong

An online video released by Ocean Park on Monday shows the moment baby penguins come to life, as 15 fertilised eggs kept at the theme park begin to hatch.

Monday, 14 January, 2013, 3:29pm

Splendid isolation

It is deja vu. At least, it feels that way at first. I stare at the cold sea, topped by white horses whipped up by the unrelenting west wind. Over on the north bank of the sound is yellowish grassland, arid-looking and gently undulating. In places it is sheep-strewn. But mainly it is lonely and empty. Behind me the houses seem to huddle together on the dozen or so streets.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

15 penguin chicks ready to join Polar Adventure

Ocean Park has successfully bred 15 healthy penguin chicks from all of the fertilised eggs that have hatched.

The theme park now has 74 penguins ready to meet the public when its Polar Adventure opens, scheduled for between July and September.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Marathon search for fish

An emperor penguin was so focused on his search for food that he didn't notice he was getting further away from home.

He came from Antarctica, right at the bottom of the world. But he was found on a beach in New Zealand. That's 3,200km away.

What a long swim!

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Two toddlers join Ocean Park's penguin parade

Like proud parents, the staff of Ocean Park yesterday announced the birth of two penguins, the first bred in captivity in Hong Kong.

The Gentoo penguins join the park's other 51 penguins, which are expected to meet the public next year.

15 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Southern exposure

It has been more than a quarter of a century since Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, turning the British colony into a combat zone, yet news images of barren, snow-covered battlefields linger in the minds of television audiences around the world.

20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Dogs guarding world's smallest penguins turn into 'predators'

For more than a year guard dogs bred from wolves have watched over a colony of tiny penguins on an island off Australia's southern coast that had been decimated by foxes.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Frozen family fun

In the perpetually ice-covered Antarctic, emperor penguins spend their lives together in one big community, spending their time fishing and singing. Each penguin has a heart song, a song that attracts love and transforms into an egg.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

The Emperor's Journey

The Emperor's Journey is more than a documentary. It is a noble story of parenthood and the struggle for life.

The film is the second highest-grossing documentary in the United States, after Fahrenheit

9/11. It is the result of French director Luc Jacquet and his crew's 13-month effort in the wastelands of Antarctica.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Brave journey a family affair

Penguins are no strangers to movies. They have been portrayed as witty and comical (Madagascar) and evil (Batman Returns).

Documentary The Emperor's Journey shows the birds in their true form: as lovely, brave and sturdy creatures.

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Journey's end

The Emperor's Journey begins by describing the often arduous mating ritual of the Emperor penguin - a trip that's wrought with danger but based on an act of love.

22 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Penguins on promotional tour

MAGELLANIC penguins are welcomed to the Inter-Continental Hotel in Montreal, Canada, by the hotel doorman. The penguins, from Sea World in Florida, US, toured area schools recently to promote conservation.Reuter picture

22 Jan 1993 - 12:00am