Saturday, 25 April 2015

It's World Penguin Day!

Soo.. basically since I am obsessed with penguins.. I had to post this. Let's celebrate!

Hmm... what's that? YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT PENGUINS ARE?!?!? Fine, then I'll have to enlighten you.

Penguins are flightless birds that live not only in Antarctica (as many of you may think) but even in warmer places, including the Galapagos Islands. There are 17 types of penguins, including:

Rock hopper penguins (Northern and Southern)

Chinstrap penguins

Emperor penguins

All penguins have the appearance of wearing  a tuxedo, though each species has a different look. For example, chinstrap penguins (see above) look like they have a a strap on their chin, and macaroni penguins (see below) have a tuft of yellow-orange feathers perched on their heads.

Macaroni penguin
Fun facts:
  • Emperor penguins can dive for up to nearly 20 minutes without coming up for air.
  • Penguins have excellent hearing, despite their lack of visible ears.
  • The fastest penguin, the Gentoo, can reach top speeds of 22 mph.
  • Penguins don't have teeth.
  • Penguins are carnivores.
Let's celebrate!




5 comments:

  1. cute! most peeps know what penguins are....but...um...happy penguin day! did you draw that? eh Shorty?

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  2. what do you mean obsessive penguin disorder? Shorty.

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    1. It means.. I'm obsessed with penguins.

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What?! You're here to leave a comment? You're too kind! *gasps*

...go on then. I'm not going to stop you!