All birds molt, or periodically replace their feathers by shedding the old ones and producing new ones.  Unlike most birds that molt a few feathers at a time, once a year penguins experience what’s called a catastrophic molt.  This means that they molt all of their feathers at once, making them look a bit like an […]

About two years ago, the Kansas City Zoo opened a $15 million, 19,000 square foot penguin exhibit.  It is absolutely phenomenal, and about once a month during the winter, the gentoo and king penguins at the Kansas City Zoo march in the plaza near their exhibit.  Here are three photos from a recent visit.  What […]