December 13, 2005 7:47 AM Subscribe
Is there a Jane Goodall of penguins?
posted by leapingsheep to pets & animals (13 answers total)
There is a special feature on the March of the Penguins DVD that documents the story of the people who spent a year filming the penguins. There was a brief part that showed the penguins coming up to the camera and the very large humans who were three times their heights with no fear at all. They wanted to check out the camera, so they went and examined it. There is another part where one man walkes past the group of penguins and they barely notice (though they turn their heads a second later because they heard the ice moving). I googled a little bit to try to find more stories of penguin-human interaction in the wild, but I find only short anecdotes. Is there any longer, more in depth book or documentary detailing interactions between humans and free penguins?
I sincerely hope that if aliens decide to land here and check out the wildlife, they meet the penguins before they meet the humans.