Many penguins are bred in Japan.

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Jun 11, 2012 16:12
This is an article in Yomiuri Shinbun.

"Japan breeds penguins the most in the world.
There are about 2,500 penguins at zoos and aquariums in Japan.
I'm surprised that the number is one fourth of the world's.
It started after the World War 2.
General Headquarters promoted whale fishing to make skinny Japanese people eat whales.
And the crews who went to the Antarctic ocean saw strange birds which went slap, slap on the ice.
I guess they thought the penguins were cute.
Although it is forbidden by the treaty now, the crews caught and brought them to Japan.
It is said that the penguins have bred since then and the current number of penguins was built up."

 そして南極海に次々繰り出した捕鯨船の乗組員たちは、ぺたぺたと陸を歩く不思議な鳥に出会うこと   に・・・。