Introducing Penguin Labels at Name Bubbles
Hello everyone! We have some really exciting news to share with all of you!
Our favorite flightless bird has now finally been made into an original Name Bubbles design. Welcome to the family, Penguins!
This cute penguin style was created by our designer extraordinaire, JoAnna. It features an adorable parent and baby penguin with a light snow falling around them. This design comes with your choice of six different colors and is available in the following products:
- Clothing Labels
- Contact Labels
- Iron-On Clothing Labels
- Name Labels
- Clothing Labels Pack
- Iron-On Clothing Labels Pack
- Baby Labels Pack
- Daycare Labels Pack
- Preschool Labels Pack
In celebration of this new label design, we’ve decided to dedicate this week’s Weekly Bubble article to the coolest birds we know! So sit back and enjoy the ride. We hope you learn a few things and have a good laugh.
Cool Facts About Penguins
For the most part, penguins live exclusively in the southern hemisphere. The one exception being the Galapagos Penguin which resides in, you guessed it, the Galapagos Islands! You’ll find the rest of the birds living in habitats off the coasts of Ecuador, Peru, Australia, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, and of course, Antarctica.
The black and white tuxedo look that they’re famous for rocking serves a far greater purpose than simply looking good. It’s actually a form of camouflage called countershading for while swimming in the water. Their black backs help blend them into the dark ocean floor, helping them hide from those pesky predators swimming above them. Their white bellies help them blend into the bright surface, hiding them from those predators swimming below them!
- Penguins are one of 60 species of flightless birds. Most birds have hollowed-out bones, helping them stay light for flight. However penguins have dense skeletons, which helps them float and makes diving easier. While they may not be able to fly in the traditional sense, penguins’ ability to swim quickly and with their wings stretched out make them appear to glide through the water.
Penguins can swim at speeds of 10 miles per hour, with Gentoo penguins topping out at 20 MPH!
Much like our labels, penguins have a way to make their feathers waterproof. (No, they’re not laminated). Penguins have a gland in its tail that produces waterproof oil. Penguins spend much of their day lathering their feathers with this oil in prep for swimming. This process of keeping the water out will also help keep them warm while swimming.
Most penguin species are monogamous - meaning they only breed with one partner during mating season. In order to woo a partner, the male penguin brings the female penguin a rock. If the female accepts, the male will continue to bring rocks and the female will build a nest with them for the babies.
Penguins are socialites! They gather in large colonies called rookeries or waddles, with some of the largest colonies exceeding hundreds of thousands of penguins. The term 'safety in numbers’ certainly applies here, as these colonies are a way for penguins to ward off predators. They also use this as an opportunity to huddle together, which helps them keep warm. Group hug!
In some of the best news we’ve heard today, penguins are people friendly! Their main predators - seals, sea lions, whales, and sharks - all reside in the water. However, they are hot to trot on land and feel safe when encountering organisms on land, including humans!
It’s not uncommon for penguins to do a lot of walking. In fact, penguins will walk up to 60 miles in search of a mating ground. However, “tobogganing” seems a lot more fun! Many penguins like to lay down on their stomachs and glide across the ice, using their feet to propel themselves.
If you ever want to see penguins, but can’t make time to go out to a zoo, then you are going to love what we have to say next! The San Diego Zoo has live webcams of many of their species that you can watch at anytime (during business hours). Yes, they have a special feed dedicated solely to penguins. So cool! You can view that live cam here.
Need a Laugh? Here are Some of Our Favorite Penguin GIFs!
Thank you again for joining us on The Weekly Bubble. For those who missed it, you can purchase our new Penguin Labels here.
We hope you have a wonderful rest of your holiday season. We’ll see you again in 2021!