Reference numberMOB/084
TitleTaxidermy Emperor penguin from Halley Bay
DescriptionA taxidermy Emperor penguin, shown standing, with head bowed, incubating an egg on an ice floe. Brought back from the Royal Society's scientific station in the Antarctic, established in 1956 for the International Geophysical Year (IGY) and stuffed at the Natural History Museum.
Access statusClosed
ProvenanceThe penguin came from the Emperor Bay, next to Halley Bay, because of the rookery there. Unsure if came back to the Society when the advance party returned in 1956, or with the return of the first party in 1959. First specimens were sent to the Natural History Museum for treating and stuffing (George Hemmen, R119281)
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
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