Die japanischen Aquarien in Kyoto und Tokio führen Flussdiagramme, die das Beziehungsgeflecht der dort lebenden Pinguine aufzeichnen und festhalten sollen. Und bei den Pinguinen ist ganz schön was los. Vielleicht ließe sich daraus eine Doku-Soap machen.
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 Kyoto Aquarium has a flowchart illustrating the complicated romantic relationships and breakups between their penguins. pic.twitter.com/3QzPnAewCU
— Oliver Jia (オリバー・ジア) (@OliverJia1014) July 4, 2020