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Flowchart of Penguin Drama & Relationships

| Aquarium , Animals

Penguins, the way they waddle around and protect their eggs, are often thought of as cute, cuddly and romantic. But those who observe them for extended periods know they have a dark side. Two aquariums in Japan, Kyoto Aquarium and Sumida Aquarium, keep obsessive tabs on their penguins and maintain an updated flowchart that visualizes all their penguin drama. As Kyoto-based researcher Oliver Jia points out, penguin drama can include serious crushes and heartbreaks but also adultery and egg-stealing.

And these Japanese aquariums have it all charted in a flowchart that can be studied for hours. The aquariums keep high-resolution versions of each. Spoon & Tamago has all the info you need to get in on the penguin drama.

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