Have You Heard About… Nature: Waddlers & Paddlers

… all of the different kinds of penguins and where they live, or the baby sea otter who lost his mother? The first part of the DVD Nature: Waddlers & Paddlers, “The World of Penguins” – the Waddlers – explores the different types of penguins and where they live. Most people know about the emperor penguins who live in the very cold freezing temperatures, but did know there are also penguins who live in the desert? Some even live in caves. Yellow eyed penguins are the rarest. There are even small blue penguins who live in Australia. These extraordinary creatures are flightless birds that live in two very different worlds.

Waddlers and PaddlersIn the second half of this DVD, “The Sea Otter Story: Warm Heart and Cold Water,” you will see the Paddlers. This is the story of an orphan sea otter. He’s so cute and cuddly, but be careful of his very sharp teeth. The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is where these orphans are raised to go back into the wild. Human moms have to nurture these babies and teach them to groom themselves, find food and avoid their natural predators, all without becoming too attached these little darlings.

I thought this was an interesting and informative and entertaining way to spend the evening.


Reviewed by Terry (staff)