12 Fun Facts About Penguins You Probably Didn’t Know Before

Penguins are amazing birds that don’t have wings. Rather their wings have evolved in flippers that help them to swim. They live almost exclusively in the the Southern Hemisphere (Antarctica). Their beautiful almost black and white colors (countershades) help them in camouflaging during sea hunts.  They are excellent swimmers. They spend almost half of their lives on land and the other half in the sea. Here are some amazing and mind blowing fun facts about penguins. Enjoy!

  1. 1 Penguins are monogamists that is they mate with the same partner season after season

  2. 2 Male gentoo penguins give pebbles to females in order to court them during mating season

  3. 3 Penguins do not have teeth but do have spines on both their tongues

  4. 4 Unlike other birds Emperor penguin incubates its egg on its feet and not in a nest

  5. 5 Most penguins have little fear of humans

  6. 6 They have a thick layer of insulating feathers that keeps them warm in water

  7. 7 Penguins ingest a lot of seawater while hunting for fish so they have a special gland to filter out salt

  8. 8 Parents and chicks use their extremely sensitive sense of hearing to locate one another in crowded colonies

  9. 9 Crested penguins have yellow crests, as well as red bills and eyes

  10. 10 Penguins produce oil from a gland near their tails

  11. 11 Penguins love daycare. They form large goup of Young to keep babies warm

  12. 12 Little Blue Penguins are the smallest type of penguin

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