Percy the stuffed Emperor penguin


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National Maritime Museum

Meet Percy, an Emperor penguin on display in Polar Worlds.  

He was caught on Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s first expedition to Antarctica, between 1901 and 1904. Penguins fascinated scientists because they believed they were a link between birds and dinosaurs.
The waters of Antarctica contain a rich variety of wildlife, from blue whales to tiny plants and animals. In the past, humans visited the region to fish and hunt whales. Exploration began just over a hundred years ago. Today, Antarctica is important in helping us to understand the past, present and future of the Earth.

Visit Percy the penguin in Polar Worlds