Penguin Facts for Kids Video
Penguins are generally known as flightless birds, shaped as torpedo and as large as ducks. There are about 40 species of flightless birds, penguins are one of them.They are found exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. There are total 17 known species of penguins like: – Chinstrap Penguin, Emperor Penguin, Crested Penguin etc. Unlike other birds, penguins have adapted flippers that help them to swim conveniently.
Fast Facts: –
- Penguins are also known as tuxedo wearing birds.
- They are mostly found in Australia, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, and Argentina etc. They do not live at the North Pole.
- Penguins drink a lot of saltwater while hunting but behind their eyes, they have the supraorbital gland which filters out the seawater from their blood stream. Or they excrete the water through sneezing.
- The tallest penguin species is Emperor Penguin. They can reach up to 48 inches in height. They can stay underwater for about 20 min at once.
- The Little Blue Penguin is the smallest species of penguin. They reach up to 16 inches only.
- After studying penguin fossils, scientists say that the earliest penguin relative existed about 60 million years ago. They say that an ancestor of penguins survived the mass extinction as well.
- Penguins are carnivores and generally feed on sea animals like: – squid, fish, krill etc.
- The spring and summer are mating season for penguins.
- Their swimming speed can reach up to 15 mph.
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