Nature "Penguin Post Office"

Nature "Penguin Post Office"

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:00pm

Pictured:Penguin colony in front of the Boat Shed at Port Lockroy.

Credit: Courtesy of © Ruth Peacey

Antarctica’s most popular tourist destination is a unique British post office located in the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula at Port Lockroy, about 700 miles south of Argentina and Chile. Enthusiastic cruise ship passengers from around the world come ashore throughout the Antarctic summer to see the colony of 3,000 gentoo penguins that takes up residence each year alongside Port Lockroy’s other summer inhabitants – the post office staff. Penguin Post Office, airing Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, follows the daily lives of the gentoos as they find their mates, build their nests and raise their young.