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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    OK Crazy Question Time : look at the size of the feet on the two front pengs. One pair are much longer than the other. Is this a difference

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    between the sexes? Or what? Seems strange that the the foot length is so different.... ???

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  • Motherjoanne by Motherjoanne

    Interesting. Who's been nibbling on penguin toes?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    They do look different. I'll measure them up. Never heard of that sort of difference between the sexes...but I'll try to hunt

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    out an answer folks 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Yes,there are some small size differences of body parts between both sexes as well as between Northern(bigger) and Southern(smaller) Gentoos

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    oh! great information yshish! Very interesting. I know that some garden birds have bigger females than males simply to aid egg laying 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    I actually haven't find any evidence about a foot length differences yet. They measure the whole body length, the bill, flippers, tail.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    And then the 'tarsus' length, which I thought is the part above the foot. But I may be wrong!

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Well, here it is! https://fossilpenguins.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/tour-of-the-penguin-skeleton.jpg (The ankle bone! 😃)

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    That's an amazing picture - really good info! 😃

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Think I will have to ask more crazy questions .... so much great information comes back to us from you all ... I should be marking and I am

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    off reading a scientific paper, checking out a cool image of the standard penguin, looking at vidoes & other stuff. Wonderful exchange!! 😃

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Well I reckon that's all fair coldcounter. This is all voluntary, the only benefit you can reap is to see beautiful creatures in a

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    beautiful environment, enjoy the community of other volunteers, and last but by no means least, indulge in learning more about the

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    world we live in. AND you're helping scientists from one of the finest universities in the world to change the status of Antarctic waters to

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    protect one of our fellow travellers on this weird and wonderful third-planet-from-the-sun. (Being part of the Zooniverse makes

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    me burst with pride..can you tell? 😉 )

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    Couldn't half tell .... but you are exactly right. I am also part of an online team (less than 200 people) that are marking and eradicating

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    noxious rubber vine that strangles and poisons in the Kimberley in West Australia ... important work there but an onground team of FOUR

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  • coldcounter by coldcounter

    with our help are eradicating it from a 30km square region !! and all volunteers !!! (my other hobby horse!)

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Cor! that's amazing coldcounter 😄 Good on'ya! #dailyzoo. What our brilliant volunteers get up to!

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