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Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, with only one species, the Galapagos penguin, found north of the equator. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sea life caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.

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penguin lol

Contributed by Anonymous

This actually made me cry a few times, since after they fell they would bounce back up as if it was nothing. I wish I was a penguin in that aspect, haha!

Contributed by Hannah Estrella


Wow, this would come in handy, I never thought about other animals not being able to drink salt water. I guess that salt water would dehydrate them like it does to humans so it does make sense.

Contributed by Katie Otradovec

Penguins' eyes work better underwater than they do in the air.

Contributed by Ebony Ivy

Did you know that when penguins find its mate they stay together forever?

Contributed by Kristine A Dillon

“Don’t believe what you hear about those penguins. A species of lazy waddlers. Their extinction is immanent.” ― Benson Bruno

Contributed by Morgan Warbalow

Penguins may be deemed flightless birds but that doesn't mean they don't try !

Contributed by Nga Tran

penguins can fall too

Contributed by Terrinda Alonzo

penguin running for its life

Contributed by Terrinda Alonzo

who says penguins don't run fast?

Contributed by Terrinda Alonzo

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