Penguins come from the South Pole but you have to think that at least a few of them managed to hitch a ride north to hang out with Santa. This adorable Penelope Penguin Beanie Boo looks like at least one did.
Animals personified have taken over the game of Monopoly. Seems the thimble, the boot and the wheelbarrow have seen their better days, now that an extinct dinosaur, an aquatic flightless bird and a toddler’s bathtub toy have moved onto the board.
The goal is 12,000 species. The ’Photo Ark’ navigator and animal photographer is Joel Sartore. The mission is to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he’s traveled to 40 countries and has accomplished more than half of his target.