Penguins Habitat

Penguins Habitat

Everything you ever wanted to know about a penguin’s habitat

A penguin’s habitat is naturally cold and watery. All varieties of the penguin are native to the southern hemisphere, and in fact, they can be found on every continent in the southern hemisphere. Penguins are especially abundant on islands in colder climates, and they tend to remain in areas that are isolated and free of most predators.

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Do Penguins Have Knees

Do Penguins Have Knees

Do penguins have knees? This seems to be the great debated question. Purely by watching their charming stiff waddle, one might assume the answer is clearly no, however, sometimes appearances can be quite deceiving.

Penguins are flightless birds that reside primarily in the southern hemisphere and they are highly adapted for water life. In fact, no other bird comes close in swimming ability to the penguin.

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Are Penguins Endangered

Are Penguins Endangered

Endangered Penguins: What’s Making Them Go Away?

Recent movies such as Happy Feet and Madagascar show us the entertaining and appealing side of penguins, but neither really stresses how dire the situation with endangered penguins really is. An endangered species is one whose population is declining into alarming numbers—numbers that suggest the species may actually die out. Penguins have been endangered for many years and there are only about 18 to 20 estimated species left.

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Are Penguins Mammals

Are Penguins Mammals

Are penguins mammals? No. Penguins are birds and birds are not mammals. They are animals of course, but mammals in general do not lay eggs, they nurse their young, and they have fur, not feathers. The duck-billed platypus, which seems to be stuck somewhere in middle, lays eggs, but has fur and does nurse its young.

It could be argued than mammals lay eggs as well, but the eggs “hatch”, or rather metamorphose before live birth. Except for the platypus, female mammals could be said to produce eggs, but not lay them.

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Facts About Penguins

Facts About Penguins

Ahead you will find a series of cool facts about penguins that I hope will make you see these amazing birds in a new light. You may think that you already know a great deal about penguins, but you would be surprised how many interesting facts about penguins you might not have heard before.

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