Offbeat Canada's bitter weather has even penguins coming out of the cold

13:50  02 january  2018
13:50  02 january  2018 Source:   AFP

Canada-U.S. outdoor game at world juniors to go ahead despite recent bitter cold in Buffalo

  Canada-U.S. outdoor game at world juniors to go ahead despite recent bitter cold in Buffalo ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.—The first outdoor game at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship will go ahead as scheduled.Members of the local organizing committee and International Ice Hockey Federation emerged from an afternoon meeting confirming the game between Canada and the United States would go ahead as scheduled on Friday at 3 p.m., at New Era Field, home of the NFL Buffalo Bills.Weather had been a concern. It has been bitterly cold in Buffalo, but on Friday it promises to be about -8 C and sunny through the day.Pleasure skaters took to the ice in the morning.

© AFP/File | King penguins generally don't mind winter weather , as this file photo from a Japanese zoo attests, but zookeepers in bitterly cold Calgary, Canada had to draw a line in the snow and bring their 10 kings indoors.

MONTREAL: Just how cold is it in Canada ? Ask the penguins at the Calgary zoo: Even they have had to take shelter. King penguins — one of five species at the zoo in western Alberta province — are certainly accustomed to chilly weather , more so than species like the Humboldt that prefer somewhat

King penguins generally don't mind winter weather, as this file photo from a Japanese zoo attests, but zookeepers in bitterly cold Calgary, Canada had to draw a line in the snow and bring their 10 kings indoors© Provided by AFP King penguins generally don't mind winter weather, as this file photo from a Japanese zoo attests, but zookeepers in bitterly cold Calgary, Canada had to draw a line in the snow and bring their 10 kings indoors Just how cold is it in Canada? Ask the penguins at the Calgary zoo: Even they have had to take shelter.

King penguins -- one of five species at the zoo in western Alberta province -- are certainly accustomed to chilly weather, more so than species like the Humboldt that prefer somewhat warmer climes, said zoo curator Malu Celli.

But with a cold snap pushing temperatures below minus 30 degrees Celsius (minus 22 Fahrenheit) on New Year's Eve -- and feeling more like minus 40 in the wind -- and with one five-month-old penguin chick still maturing, zoo officials decided to draw a line in the snow on Sunday, setting minus 25 as the birds' limit.

Calgary Zoo brings penguins indoors because of frigid temperatures

  Calgary Zoo brings penguins indoors because of frigid temperatures Calgary Zoo brings penguins indoors because of frigid temperaturesTheir black and white coats are built to withstand the cold, but many of the Calgary Zoo’s penguins have been moved inside because of the bone-chilling weather.

— Reuters picMONTREAL, Jan 2 — Just how cold is it in Canada ? Ask the penguins at the Calgary zoo: Even they have had to take shelter. King penguins — one of five species at the zoo in western Alberta province — are certainly accustomed to chilly weather , more so than species like the

AFP/File / TAKASHI NOGUCHI King penguins generally don't mind winter weather , as this file photo from a Japanese zoo attests, but zookeepers in bitterly cold Calgary, Canada had to draw a line in the snow and bring their 10 kings indoors.

They brought the 10 kings into their heated enclosure, where they can still be viewed by humans brave enough to be out.

Across Canada, planned New Year's Eve festivities in several cities -- for humans, that is -- were moved indoors amid a particularly brutal cold snap.

For nearly a week, most of Canada has been under an extreme cold alert.

At midday Monday, the country's coldest temperature was registered in Eureka, in northern Nunavut territory, at minus 40.5 degrees. The highest was in Prince Rupert, in the western province of British Colombia, at minus 7.5 degrees.

But Environment Canada promised "a gradual warming trend... (and) more seasonable temperatures by Tuesday."

It suggested dressing in warm layers "that you can remove if you get too warm" -- a luxury penguins don't have.

Rejoice! Toronto’s deep freeze is about to end .
Almost two weeks have passed since Toronto was first gripped by extreme cold on Christmas Day. If you’re worried you’ll never feel warm again, don’t despair, this frozen nightmare will soon come to an end. Environment Canada said the cold snap will finally dissipate by Sunday afternoon, and “a much milder week is expected.” Nonetheless, the forecaster is urging GTA residents to keep their parkas around Sunday morning, as “an Arctic ridge of high pressure continues to bring cold temperatures and brisk northwesterly winds to Southern Ontario,” as well as wind chill temperatures as low as -35 C.

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