Zoo Penguin Dies

From the Seattle PI blogs: A second Woodland Park penguin dies; more are sick.

Burkles was a very old penguin, who died of “avian malaria”. Most likely contracted via mosquito. How odd. I’m sure their top concern is how this happened, since the chances of it happening should be so low.

Why is a Seattle community garden called a ‘P-Patch?’

From Seattle PI blogs: Why is a Seattle community garden called a ‘P-Patch?’.

I always assumed it was “public” or “participatory”. Something like that. But here’s a snippet for you:

The “P” comes from “Picardo,” the name of the family that loaned its northeast Seattle farm for a community garden on property first leased and later bought by the city.

Multi-national ship delegation

From the West Seattle Blog: Multi-national ship delegation to pass West Seattle shores.

“Japan, Russia, Canada and the United States are sending vessels to take part” in the exercise, while “China and South Korea will be participating as observers. Specifically, the partner nations will be coordinating simulated search and rescue, aids to navigation, law enforcement and security operations during the three-day event.”

Ivar’s sign hoisted out of Puget Sound

Seattle Times reports on “Ivar’s sign hoisted out of Puget Sound”. Is it a hoax or real?

Sounds real, so far as the info in the article goes.

Snow Leopard Cubs!

Were apparently born on Memorial Day, but only just now announced on the Woodland Park Zoo’s blog.

And I found more pictures here.