Penguins are fascinating birds. They are known for their beautiful black-and-white plumage and vocal calls.
Penguins have waterproof feathers with overlapping scales that keep their body heat. This advanced feature helps them survive in chilly climates.
While penguins can fly in the water, their short wings make them too cumbersome to fly in the air.
Penguins are social animals that form large colonies with thousands of birds in one area.
While mostly monogamous, research has shown that some penguins have attempted to mate with multiple partners.
Penguins are skilled hunters who dive hundreds of feet into the ocean to capture prey.
As the world’s largest species of penguins, Emperor Penguins can reach heights up to four feet tall.
Penguins must molt once a year when they shed and replace their feathers with a new set.
Penguins do not have teeth but have scales on their tongues to help them catch fish.
Male Gentoo Penguins produce a special call to attract female mates.
Penguins usually lay two eggs per clutch. The eggs are then incubated for about a month until they hatch.