There seems to be no crime too low for these penguins.

Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2012 01:42 pm
It seems it's not just soccer fans that practice hooliganism.

Hidden for nearly 100 years for being too "graphic," a report of "hooligan" behaviors, including sexual coercion, by Adelie penguins observed during Captain Scott's 1910 polar expedition have been uncovered and interpreted.


Levick noted the penguins' autoerotic tendencies, and the seemingly aberrant behavior of young unpaired males and females, including necrophilia, sexual coercion, sexual and physical abuse of chicks, non-procreative sex and homosexual behaviors.

Considered too explicit for society at the time, the pamphlet wasn't published with the other Terra Nova expedition reports. As such, it remained hidden in the bird collections at the museum to be uncovered recently by Russell.

At the time, Levick was so shocked by what he saw he recorded the events in Greek to disguise the information, at one point writing, "There seems to be no crime too low for these penguins."

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Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2012 01:49 pm
Good luck. I started a thread about this and nobody cared.
Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2012 01:52 pm
I find it interesting that Levick was so shocked he thought the penguin's actions should be Greek to everyone else.
Reply Mon 11 Jun, 2012 01:53 pm
The guy sounds too prudish to be doing such work.
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