(Why penguins? Your guess is as good as mine.)
But that's not the weird part. The weird part is that one of the penguins was, totally at random, 6'5" tall and wearing white overalls. This caused the crew no small amount of consternation. At first, they thought it was a person in a fursuit trying to smuggle themselves from one world to another in the guise of a penguin. Preacher Book volunteered to step forward and examine the overall-wearing aberration and came to the conclusion that, yes, he was a perfectly ordinary (albeit preternaturally large and unusually dressed) penguin.
They then went about their preparations for making stationfall; as they prepared to step out, Violent Security Guy put one arm around Mystical Prostitute and the other arm around the giant penguin, and said, "Check it out, a bird on each arm!"
I dream in British slang. ¬.¬
I'm a weird guy.