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New Nature: Penguin Post Office

I’m not sure how I got this job, but I’ve unofficially become WPT’s blogging correspondent for all things fluffy and cute (no complaints here!). After obsessing slightly over “Penguins: Spy in the Huddle,” I was sad to see my favorite flightless creatures waddle out of our weekly lineup. If you were bummed too, you won’t be sad for much longer, because…drumroll…penguins are back in our schedule!

Penguin Post Office, tonight’s all-new Nature, features a favorite tourist stop in Antarctica where adventurous souls can brave the wind and snow to send postcards from the world’s most remote post office. The penguin post office is located at Port Lockroy – about 700 miles south of Argentina – and is surrounded by a colony of 3,000 gentoo penguins! To learn more about the gentoo penguins and the post office that shares their land, check out this preview, or tune in to WPT tonight at 7 p.m.

Penguins, submarines and spies: New 'Nature' Special

The sly and stealthy Emporercam in action.

Fun fact for the weekend: Emperor penguins can dive deeper than most submarines, to an incredible 1,850 feet. They can also stay submerged for around 20 minutes.

Another fun fact: I am a sucker for adorable, exotic animals – especially anything that waddles – but aside from being fluffy, I have to say, these flightless birds are pretty incredible creatures.

For an up-close and intimate look at the legendary journeys and daring adventures of penguins all over the globe, check out the new three-part Nature special: “Penguins: Spy in the Huddle.” Go undercover with the stealthy PenguinCam to learn about the love and perseverance needed to raise a family in the Antarctic and elsewhere. Watch part one online here.