Friday, August 05, 2005

March of the Penguins

We saw March of the Penguins last night. It's a feature length National Geographic Special about the annual migration of adult emperor penguins. It was fascinating. Every March, the penguins leave their ocean habitat and walk 70 miles across the Antarctic ice to their breeding grounds. They form pairs, each mother lays a single egg, then each pair works together to ensure the survival of their chick through the harsh Antarctic winter. They are 70 miles from any food source. I won't give away any more details. That would take the fun out of watching the story unfold. It is just incredible how they manage to survive.

This is a great family movie. There are some short scenes that might unsettle a sensitive child, but overall it is uplifting and fun. The kids in my family (ages 8 to 48) all loved it.

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Patty said...

Good idea for a vacation that starts tomorrow. Thanks for your always insightful posts!

Pete said...

I don't know if it's the same show but I've seen documentaries on the penguin migration before. How they just waddle around and huddle through the Antactic winter blizards is one of the most amazing example of adaptability I've ever seen.

Pete said...

I now see March of the Penguins is a new film - not the one I've seen.