Penguin of the week: Pondus

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Speak to any Dane born in the seventies and it is pretty certain he or she will remember this little penguin called Pondus who used to wear a red scarf and live at Copenhagen Zoo.

What most will not remember is that the series of photo books that were published were done by a photographer called Ivar Myrhøj. He made 4 books from 1966-69. The series of Pondus books was even translated into English and we were super surprised to find that old English copies of this books now sell to collectors for quite a handsome sum of money. LINK http://www.amazon.com/Pondus-Penguin-Ivar-Myrhoj/dp/B000MTRSAO

What even less people in Denmark know is that Pondus the Penguin was also a mascot for a Canadian messenger firm in 2005. He got around, did our Pondus.

Pondus was also the mascot for Danske Bank back in the day and we all had one of these money banks in the shape of Pondus.

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Pondus, you are truly worthy of being Penguin of the Week. But mainly because you used to come along to birthday parties and eat hotdogs and stuff.

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What the **** am I doing here? They don’t even serve herring.

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