Colourful penguins and the next pandemic

A very colourful penguin, why ancient Egyptian mummies have been on the move, and a plan to protect the planet from future pandemics all star in this week's episode of The Week Junior Show. Plus, we’ll have a debate all about the Winter Olympics.

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