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Feb 16, 2006
Diet Molt

Penguins use oil from their preen gland to coat their feathers and make them more waterproof and insulated in the icy waters. While molting, the old feathers are all tuft up and falling out, and they are not able to preen the new feathers underneath. So they do not go in the water during this time, which can last up to three weeks. Between chick rearing and molting, penguins get lots of fasting in.

Poor Osbourne, he’s just having a tough week. Let’s sing…
Ooh-ooh Osbourne, things are gonna get easier
Ooh-ooh Osbourne, things’ll get brighter

More Polar Bear Videoage

Here’s another polar bear video, not a home movie though, this ones from National Geographic. See a mother polar bear start to teach her cubs about life.

  • http://evolutionofthestick.bravehost.com/index.html Daniel

    What happens if you push a molting penguin into the lake…?

    Ouch.

  • Shennko
  • http://www.parelestia.com/ Jhon

    oh poor Osbourne.. this time I hate you Wally ! grrr

  • YoSis

    Oh where oh where have the wallpapers gone oh where oh where could they be?

  • michael

    right down there under “downloads”

  • Sten

    Poor Osbourne!! He doesnt get to eat Fishes until he is done molting

  • http://armeniancaper.com Sev

    Starvation comes up a lot in this comic.

  • http://www.ontherockcomics.com Ashley

    poor Osbourne, lol. Wally juss dont understand…

  • http://ontherockscomics.com Tyler Martin

    He tried though, even to the point of sacrificing his rescued fishies, there was just an error in communication.

    Sev, maybe I’m just really hungry. A starving artist. Maybe people should send me some food.

    Yosis, yesterday’s comic was big enough to be a wallpaper. 😉

  • http://armeniancaper.com Sev

    I’m going to mail you some fish. If I wrap it in plastic it should keep, right?

  • http://ontherockscomics.com Tyler Martin

    Just stuff some ice cubes down their mouths and we’ll hope the postman doesn’t treat the package like my Netflix DVD’s.

  • http://www.arconred.com Dewey

    Starving artist who has Netflix. That is like a college student with a big stereo!

  • http://armeniancaper.com Sev

    Some things are more important than food, man.

  • Cat

    awww, that is too bad. it would have been so cute to see Wally feed Osbourne those fishies with his little shovel!!

  • Lil

    Hey, I really think that Osbourne is going to make it, through this… ….although he may have to look into wearing a smaller tuxedo, don’t ya think?

  • Nick

    Hey tyler, what software/hardware do you use to make on the rocks?

  • Mute

    This is a sad one… I really wish Tyler wouldn’t use Wally to treat Osbourne so… badly. Even though he doesn’t mean it, Wally really makes life horrible for Osbourne sometimes.

  • http://www.ontherocks.com you-dont-know-me

    *sigh* wally needs improving up in his brain 😀

  • http://tinyurl.com/kj7wk bobo

    Shennko yea I’ve seen that before.

  • http://www.clubpenguin.com sarah da penguin luver

    i love the clip from happy feet!! oh my goodness and it comes out soon too!!! i love ramon, the little adelie (i think) who goes “i know size can be daunting, but don’t be afraid, i love you!”. also his terrific “what chu huggin me for?””that guy told me to.””well get away!””aww you know you like it!!”

  • dude

    sarah da penguin luver…what does that have to do with ANYTHING? ❓ ❓ ❓ ❓

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    Funny !!!