Penguin Appreciation Day!




  • There are 18 species of penguins in the world.
  • All penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Only 8 species of penguins actually live in cold climates.


    • Fossilized penguins have been found that are 58 million years old.
    • Penguins do not have teeth. They have barbs on their tongue and throat.
    • Penguin wings are called flippers.


    • The Emperor Penguin is the largest species.
    • The Fairy Penguin is the smallest species.
    • Penguins live in colonies.
    • Penguins are marine birds. They spend 75% of their life at sea.
    • Penguins have up to 70 feathers per square inch.
    • Penguins have excellent hearing.
    • Emperor Penguins can stay under water for up to 15 minutes.

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3 thoughts on “Penguin Appreciation Day!

  1. dangrdafne

    Penguins are one of my absolute favorite animals. My sister and I thought we would see them when we went to Alaska but when we didn’t, we started exchanging gifts of penguins for years. Then my co-workers got in on it and I probably have over 200 penguin items now. Crazy but true.

    • Wowzers! That is a big bunch of birds you have! We love penguins and their waddling selves! You must hit up South America or South Africa next time to see them!

      • dangrdafne

        I have a friend in South Africa that I would love to meet, so that is possible in my life time 🙂

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