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.”