Why Can't Penguins Fly?

By: Hunter, Harry, Suhaib and Braeden


Our hypothesis is that penguins cannot fly because their wings are leathery and stiff so when they attempt flight, they can't. Also they may not have hollow bones thus they are heavy and they also don't have feathers like other birds which is key to flight.


Experts at Aberdeen University concluded that penguins started to "fly" through the oceans instead of the air so they developed special diving skills and lost the ability to fly. Penguins also evolved thousands of years ago, this resulted in heavier bones and and thinner wings designed for swimming and diving.
Researchers Figure Out Why Penguins Can't Fly