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Press Release: Penguinate.com Raising Money to Save Penguins

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For Immediate Release                     Contact: Shad Engkilterra, penguinate.com
Email: shadexaminer@gmail.com

$1 from each penguin sold until July 1, 2019 will go to Global Penguin Society

Penguinate.com will donate $1 for every stuffed penguin it sells between now and July 1, 2019 to the Global Penguin Society (GPS) through the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN).

 “What can be funnier than a penguin that is running to hug you,” said Jenya Engkilterra, penguin designer at penguinate.com. “Maybe he’s not running to hug you. He’s just running, but it doesn’t make it any less funny.”

Penguinate.com’s handmade penguins are made of faux fur and stuffed with holofiber. The eyes are hand embroidered, which gives every penguin a unique look and means there are no hard pieces for children to swallow. Our penguins love to cosplay, and costumes can be made to order.

Product Availability

Handmade stuffed penguins can be ordered at penguinate.com. They will also be featured at the penguinate.com booths at Lilac City Comicon 2019 in Spokane, WA, from June 1 – 2, Ogden UnCon 2019 in Ogden, UT, from June 7 – 9, and Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con 2019 in Las Vegas, NV, from June 14 – 15.

“Our penguins are made to bring joy and happiness to the world,” said Shad Engkilterra, Owner at penguinate.com. “We want to honor the birds that inspired so many happy moments for us and those who have adopted our stuffed penguin friends.”

Penguins and the Charities

Of the 18 species of penguins, only the Galapagos Penguin lives north of the equator. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists 10 of the species as vulnerable or endangered.

“We are concerned about penguins and their environment,” said Jenya Engkilterra. “We want to save penguins in the wild.”

Charity Navigator rates WCN with a score of 100 out of 100 and four stars. Over 90 percent of donated funds go to programs to protect wildlife. GPS has partnered with WCN and its president, Pablo Garcia Borboroglu, was awarded the National Geographic Buffet Award 2018. The organization also received the Whitley Gold Award in 2018.

DisneyNature chose GPS and WCN to receive a portion of the box office take in the first week for the “Penguins” scheduled to be released April 17, 2019.

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Shad Engkilterra

shadexaminer@gmail.com

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Our Penguins Now Do More Good

Sometime in early January, I started looking for a charity that supported penguins. It seemed like something we should do at penguinate.com. Penguins are cute, funny, the basis for our mascot and our lead creativity identity marker. I just didn’t find a lot out there on penguin charities and their effectiveness (much of what I found was for the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Team charity efforts).

Then I saw a trailer for DisneyNature’s “Penguins.” Ignoring the fact that the penguin’s name is Steve (hmmm… Steve), the movie looks like it has a lot of compelling penguin footage. Also mentioned in that trailer is DisneyNature’s commitment to give a portion of the opening week’s box office to the Global Penguin Society (GPS), which has a partnership with the World Conservation Network (WCN). In this case, as a Disney fan, I’ll let the DisneyNature film guide me to contribute to the GPS.

Jenya and I discussed it and we decided we would give to the GPS through the WCN $1 for every penguin we sell. That way we can do our part to make sure penguins are around long enough for us to go see them in the wild.

Wildlife Conservation Network has a 100 score and 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Global Penguin Society won the 2018 Whitley Gold Award and the 2018 and the National Geographic Buffet Award for Leadership in Conservation presented to Dr. Garcia Borboroglu. Ten of the 18 species of penguins are vulnerable or endangered according to the IUCN.

Get a cute stuffed penguin today and help us support efforts to improve their numbers.

Check out why you need a stuffed penguin. Read why our penguins need you.

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12 Reasons Stuffed Penguins Need You!

Hatched penguins
  1. You are unique. They want to experience your uniqueness.
  2. They love you!
  3. They want to travel with you.
  4. They love your room.
  5. They need a hug.
  6. They like the same movies that you do.
  7. They’ll be a perfect photo models for your photos!
  8. They like fishing.
  9. They think you are cute!
  10. They want to share stories and coffee with you.
  11. You’re creative. They love that about you!
  12. Penguins in the wild are endangered. Our stuffed penguins want to help their friends. For every penguin adopted, we’ll give $1 to the Global Penguin Society.

The Global Penguin Society is the same organization that will be receiving donations from the opening week ticket sales for DisneyNature’s “Penguins.” They partner with the Wildlife Conservation Network.

Order a stuffed penguin today! Read 25 reasons you need a stuffed penguin!

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Introducing Patch Penguin!

Patch Penguin ready for adoption!

Stuffed penguin Patch is looking to bring happiness and joy to a lucky home. This penguin’s cute face and soft body are perfect for cuddling. Patch loves to find adventures and is the best listener, especially when you’re telling about the adventures you’ve had or want to have. If you need someone to support your creative endeavors, Patch is the penguin for the job.

Our newest penguin is the second in the Black and White series. Patch is made with faux snow leopard fur, which features super soft white fur with black undertones. Patch’s feet and beak are made from fabric for toy plushies. His eyes are hand embroidered, and he’s stuffed with Holofiber. Patch stands at about 6.5 inches. If you’d like to dress Patch in a handmade outfit of your choosing, we can do that.

Our stuffed penguins are handmade with joy and love. They make us laugh when we see them, and each has its own personality. If you’d like to order Patch, click on the link below. Or choose another penguin, we have our original colors and several already have costumes.

Order Patch.

Order original white penguins without clothes.

Order original white penguins with clothes.

Our penguins love to cosplay!

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Have You Ever Seen a Sad Person with a Stuffed Penguin?

Penguins in sweaters

Our penguins make us happy. Every time I walk into the living room and see it full with my wife’s new creations, my smile gets brighter, and I’m filled with a sense of love. While we can’t promise that you’ll be happy for the rest of your life because of one of our penguins, but we can say that your penguin friend will be ready to listen to you and help you face the most difficult situations.

Our penguins can provide you comfort and a non-judgmental ear to hear your concerns and worries. They can also provide you with a playmate for those days when you just want to enjoy life. All you need is to connect with your inner child, bring your imagination and open yourself to the experiences you treasured as a young person. Let our penguins revive your childlike qualities that help make like more joyful, creative and fun.

Order a handmade penguin today to improve your mood. If you have a specific clothing style in mind, we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

Our penguins are made from faux fur and felt. They’re filled with holofiber. If you’re still not sure, read these 25 reasons you need a stuffed penguin.

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25 Reasons You Need a Stuffed Penguin

1. Penguins are very positive.😃

2. They are funny.🤣

3. Penguins are good companions and confidantes.

4. They love warm hugs. Look, they run to hug you!🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧

5. Penguins provide emotional security.

6. They create joy and improve your mood.

7. They are cute. And we mean supercute!

8. They are inspiring!

You want to be big and furious... then you realize you have a different power.

9. You’ll be happy. Have you ever seen a sad person with a penguin?

10. They look nice in any room.

11. They’re all exclusive and unique.

12. You can put your penguin in your purse and travel with him…

A purse penguin

13. …or you can put your penguin in your car and travel!

14. You can share stories with them. http://www.penguin8.com/penguins-in-the-pipes-penguin-storyteller.html

15. They are super soft!

16. You know exactly, what’s in your penguin’s head — stuffing!

17. Can’t adult today? Penguin!

18. Declare your creative intent with a penguin mascot.

Penguinate! Book Cover

19. Connect with your inner child.🐣

20. Practice your presentation.

21. You don’t need to walk him.🐩

22. They’re perfect playmates.

23. Your kids will love them!

24. You can watch movies together.

25. They are adorable!

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Bear Safety for Runners in Alaska

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I went running in Juneau on a particularly stressful day, got to the end of the trail and headed back to the car. As I ran around the corner, I saw a black bear’s butt. The wind was blowing at me, and the black bear didn’t see me. I backed up slowly and quietly until I couldn’t see the bear anymore. Then I realized I had to go through the bear to get to my car, and my lunch break was ending.

Look, in Alaska, if you’re faced with an animal, bear or moose, you can be late to work, and no one bats an eyelid. “There was a moose in your yard? Huh. Well, glad you waited and are here now.” Even so, I don’t like to be late, but I was stuck as to what I should do. Then, I decided to sing. That way the bear knew I was there. “Look for the Bear Necessities” was the first song I came up with. There was another bear song, and then I decided to check the path. Whether it was the quality of my singing or just the fact that I was making noise, there was no bear, but I kept singing as I ran to the car.

When I got to the main trail, I saw another runner and warned him of the bear in the area. He said “Thanks” and started shouting “Hey Bear” as he ran past. I always thought that was a joke played on chechakos (newbies; greenhorns) when they came to Alaska.

Every year in Alaska, inevitably, there is a report about a runner who was attacked by a bear. Usually the attack takes place in or near Anchorage, and the runner is an experienced Alaska. The actions that a person should take depend on the type of bear. A black bear that attacks is probably going to eat you, so you need to fight back. A grizzly bear that attacks is usually just trying to eliminate you as a threat; these attacks generally take place when a cub is nearby. Cover up your neck and head while lying with your face to the ground.

It sounds easy enough. Yet, one experienced runner, who ran between a Grizzly mother and her cub and was knocked down by the bear, got up to run away. The bear knocked him down again. He got up a third time, and he got knocked down again. He told the news reporter he knew what he was supposed to do, lie down and play dead, but it was just too hard to do it with all those teeth in his face.

The problem with running in the Last Frontier is that three-fold: runners tend not to be aware of their surroundings intentionally, running is a silent activity, and running triggers the predatory instinct in bears – if it’s running it must be food, and when the bears are out, they are looking for calories.

As a runner (or a person in general), you should always be aware of your surroundings, no matter where you are. Bears may not exist in every state, but there are threats that are worse. Using earbuds to listen to music while running (I’ve been guilty of this) is a great motivator, and a great way to miss something you should have seen. It’s nice to have a beat to step to, but it isn’t safe, especially if it cuts out the other sounds you should be listening for, like the movement of underbrush or a footfall behind you.

Most runners like to run in silence, especially if they are working out and they are breathing heavily. However, your workout shouldn’t cause you to breathe so heavily that you can’t hold a conversation. In Alaska, shouting “Hey Bear!” as you run is a great way to deter an attack. Bears usually avoid people. By letting them know where you are, the bears will go around you, and you’ll never even know they’re there.

Running is a good stress reliever and can take off the weight quickly. Just be sure to be safe when you’re on the trail and always consult a doctor before starting any exercise regime.

While you may need to know how to protect yourself against bears in Alaska, you don’t need to worry about penguins because there are no penguins in Alaska. I should know. I wrote the book on it and you can preorder a hard copy coloring book from penguinate.com or an eBook from Amazon.

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‘There Are No Penguins in Alaska’ available for preorder

There are no penguins in Alaska

In case you haven’t heard, “There Are No Penguins in Alaska,” and I wrote the book on it. Penguins, polar bears and Eskimos all live in colder climates, so many people come to Alaska expecting to see penguins! However, there are no penguins in Alaska.

If you would like to know what kinds of animals live in Alaska, my children’s story, featuring the drawings of Antonisa Scott and Oscar Feliz of Transcend Studio, talks about bears, sea life, birds and more while imploring the reader to remember that there are no penguins in Alaska. It’s available on Kindle for preorder and will be delivered Feb 28, 2019. You can preorder a hard copy coloring book here at penguinate.com!

Alaska is a beautiful country with wonderful summers and long, dark winters. To experience it fully, you really need to live there. If that doesn’t appeal to you now, after going through this coloring book, it may, especially if you have an irrational fear of flightless birds because there are no penguins in Alaska. Get your copy ordered today!

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Preorder for penguinate.com at Lilac City Comicon 2019

Jenya and penguins at the Salem Holiday Market 2018

You can order any penguin that you see on our site or come up with your own costume for the penguin to cosplay in. (You could go as twins.) If you need reasons to preorder, check out the top 3!

Give me my stuffed penguin!
Color or black and white?
Which costume would you like?

Order your books here. Then they can be ready for you and you won’t have to worry about the stock getting sold out!

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