Posted by marc January 20, 2016
It's Penguin Awareness Day. Here Are Some Penguin Toys.

Did you know it's Penguin Awareness Day? As Clutter Magazine's resident penguin petter (I got to handle an African penguin just a few months ago), I'll drop some flightless awareness - oh, and a waddle of penguin-themed designer toys - right here.

  • The penguin population has been sharply declining over the past few decades due to poaching, egg stealing, habitat destruction, and more. Four of the 19 penguin species are listed as endangered while most of the rest are threatened or vulnerable. A few have gone extinct relatively recently.
  • Penguins can ingest salt water. It gets filtered and they sneeze out the salt. Yum!
  • There are no penguins in the North Pole (or anywhere in the northern hemisphere for that matter).
  • Their black and white coloring is a form of camoflauge for when they're swimming.
  • Penguins love shiny things. They'll grab jewelry and buttons from you during the nest-building season.
  • The penguins' ancestors lived through the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.
  • Penguins don't rely on blubber to stay warm in the water. Their feathers trap warm air next to their bodies.

Check out the gallery below for some of our favorite customs and production toys with penguin themes, including work from JRiot, Amanda Visell, Frank Kozik, Nakanari, and more!


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