-Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds.
-They live on every continent in the southern hemisphere.
-Their diet consists of krill, fish and squid.
What do we know about penguins?
-Penguins have been on Earth for more than 60 millions years.
- It is still debated over who exactly discovered penguins; some say it was Vasco da Gama or Ferdinand Magellan.
-Check out this link for more history of the penguin!
Species of penguins
-There are 16-19 different types of penguins on Earth today.
My favorite species of penguins
-Emperor penguin, Macaroni penguin and Rockhopper penguin
-The biggest penguin living on Earth right now.
-Breeds during the Antarctic winter, laying only one egg.
Here's a video of Emperor penguins during the winter
-Has the biggest population with 11,654,000 penguins.
-Has distinctive orange feather plumes on face and is referred to as a royal penguin.
-Breeds on the Macquarie island (south of Australia).
- One of the smallest penguins weighing only 4-5 pounds.
-Has a distinctive red eye.
-Received name for literally jumping from rock to rock.
-Here is a fun website that tells you some fun facts about penguins!
Behaviors of penguins
-Penguins spend up to 75% of their lives in water.
- They are very social birds, creating large groups called "Rookeries" that include thousands of penguins.