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10 Fun Facts for National Penguin Awareness Day

Jan 20, 2017 | Uncategorized

Penguin Awareness Day10/ Penguins are one of around 40 species of flightless birds.

9/ There are 17 species of penguins – 13 are endangered species, with several in danger of extinction.

8/ Male and female penguins look alike.

7/ Penguins do not have teeth. Instead they have spines on their beak and tongue to help them grip their prey.

6/ Penguin nesting areas are called “rookeries.”

5/ Penguins can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes before needing to surface for another breath.

4/ All penguins species are native to the Southern Hemisphere.

3/ Penguins pant like dogs to prevent overheating.

2/ Some Prehistoric penguins were as large as people!

1/ A king penguin who lives in the Edinburgh Zoo was knighted. His official name is “Brigadier Sir Nils Olav.”

Disclaimer: Not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. If you think your pet has a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately.