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King Ping is a slightly larger penguin that can usually be found around Scalawag Point. He is noted to be one of the hardest Northrend mobs to find, despite having a 24 hour spawn rate (unconfirmed), as players are often doing the Kalu'ak daily quest which takes place directly where he spawns, so he doesn't stay unslain for long.
King Ping is a criteria of the achievements:
- He may be the same as or related to the grand Penguin King.
- King Ping's name likely comes from the word Kingpin, a high ranking official. The "Ping" part could just be there to make it rhyme or it could come from the children's television show Pingu which stars a clay penguin as the main character. The "Ping" part could relate to how penguins resemble bowling pins. The entire name King Ping might be a reference to the fictional giant gorilla King Kong who had a similar relationship of size with real-life gorillas as King Ping has to penguins, though on a larger scale. He also might be a reference to the recurrent boss from Nintendo's Kirby games, King Dedede, who resembles a large penguin.
- Patch 3.0.2 (2008-10-14): Added.