Wednesday, January 26, 2011

penguin love

Penguins are one of my favorite animals. When I would go to the zoo as a little girl I'd always ask to have one as a pet, because obviously if they can have them in the zoo in the warm weather then I could have one at my house right? So, I'm dedicating a post to them.
Plus how cute is this picture?

Fun Facts about Penguins

- Penguins live between 15-20 years

- There are 18 different species of penguins. The smallest is the Fairy Penguin that is only 2 lbs, while the biggest is the Empire, which can be up to 90.

- Penguins are not naturally afraid of humans

- Penguins can swim up to 25 miles an hour.

- Penguins are only found below the equator. Most people think they are only in Antarctica, but they are also found in South America, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia.

- Their feathers are waterproof.

- Penguins can survive over 3 months without food.

- Males take care of the eggs, and then they switch and the females watch over the hatched children.

- Penguins catch all their food in the sea. They are carnivores.

- Penguins can't fly, but they are the fast swimming bird and the deepest diving bird.

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

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