Pingu and the Mother Bird is the eighth episode of the third season.


After another fall of snow, Mum gets Pingu to leave the fish outside to refridgerate. Once the job is done, Mum lets Pingu go off and play. As Pingu walks along, he sees a female seagull fly past by with a refridgerated fish. This puzzles Pingu, then it hits him when he realises where the fish came from and he rushes back home to find the blank space where he hang out the middle fish. Pingu is very cross, then as he looks back, the seagull swoops low over his head and steals another fish.

Pingu is determined to keep guard on the fish, so he hides under the crate with which he brought the fish out in and when the seagull swoops down to take another fish, he jumps out and tries to snatch it off her. But the seagull proves to strong for Pingu and she peels the meat off the fish and flies off, leaving an angry Pingu holding the skeleton.

Pingu storms after the seagull and follows her to a high bluff. Suddenly she flies away from it and Pingu climbs to the top to rescue his fish. But he reaches the top, there are no fish to be seen, just three hungry squawking seagull chicks. Pingu is amazed; the mother seagull took those those three fish to feed her three chicks. Sudddenly, the mother seagull flies over head and squawks at Pingu to leave her chicks alone. Pingu quickly slides to the bottom of the bluff and rushes back to the last two fish, but he is too late. Pingu grabs hold of his last fish and makes sure that the mother seagull does not get her beak on it.

However, once Pingu sees the mother seagull off, he feels bad about depriving her from feeding her chicks. Pingu decides to help the chicks, so he puts the last fish back into the crate, puts it onto his sledge and sets off for the seagull's nest. On the way, he takes more fish from the neighbours, which they also have hanging out in the open. By the time Pingu reaches the seagull's nest, his crate is full of fish for the chicks. As soon as the mother leaves the nest for more food for the chicks, Pingu throws all the fish up to the nest. The three seagull chicks squeak for joy and that makes Pingu very happy indeed.

Pingu sledges straight home, ignoring the neighbours contemplating their missing fish. On the way, the mother flies over head and squawks her thanks to Pingu for helping her feed her chicks. Pingu waves to her, feeling very helpful indeed.


  • Pingu
  • Mum
  • The Seagull


  • The mother seagull has the same puppet as the male one Pingu made friends with in the previous season.


Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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