Chinstrap Penguin Glass Paperweight. Ever open a window or door and all your papers go flying? Paperweights have been around for generations and they still have an important job! This large glass cabochon paperweight is hand decorated, has a felted bottom, and is a perfect desk accessory for your home office or favorite student. 3” x 1.4” and decorated in the USA by Lucy Lu. Gift box included.
Original artwork © 2005 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for the California Academy of Sciences.
The Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis antarcticus) is a species of penguin which inhabits a variety of islands and shores in the Southern Pacific and Antarctic Oceans. Its name comes from a narrow black band under its head which makes it appear as if it were a 'strap' holding on a black helmet, making it one of the most easily identified types of penguin. These little penguins are only about 28 in (71 cm) tall and weigh about 10 lb (5 kg). Chinstraps may be small, but they are the boldest penguins of all! Learn more about chinstrap penguins and penguin conservation at: https://www.globalpenguinsociety.org and http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/chinstrap-penguin