Perfect Penguins

Sarah Krause

Birds of the Arctic

Did you know that penguins are birds? Penguins are found living in southern hemisphere. They are covered in black and white feathers and are called flightless birds because they don’t fly. These soft and fuzzy feathers keep these birds warm. Penguins stand from 3 to 4 feet tall. They are aquatic animals because they spend most of their time in water and near water. Some of the most popular penguins are the emperors the kings and the adellies. The emperor penguins are the largest penguins in the world. King penguins are about 3 feet tall. They are the second largest penguins in the world. Did you know that penguins are warm blooded but not mammals? Most mammals do not lay eggs , norse their young, and have fur not feathers. That is why penguins are not considered mammals.

Dinner Time!

Did you realize that penguins eat 2 pounds of food per day? There diet is krill, fish, and squid. Penguins catch food with there beaks. In Antarctica they eat more of squid and krill because it is easy to catch. If you look close at a penguins bill you’ll notice that they will have a hook at the end. Penguins have a special gland in their bodies that takes the salt water.


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Penguins Are Everywhere



Have you ever thought about how many species of penguins there are? Well there are 17 species of penguins. Although these penguins look alike each penguin are different in away. Some of the most popular penguins are the emperor, the king, the gentoo, and the rockhopper. All of these penguins live in the southern hemisphere and many live in the north pole where it is low temperature.
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Around the World


Did you know that most penguins lay 2 eggs each year? Usually the eggs hatch 35 days later. Both parents have to take turns keeping the eggs warm. The penguins parents sit on the eggs to keep the eggs warm. In most mammals , the egg is just a cell called an ovum inside the mother’s body. Most other female animals lay eggs, or release them outside their body to develop. An adult penguin can reproduce only when they are between 3 and 8 years old.


Penguins In Antarctica

Amazing Fun Facts

  • African penguins have to names the first one is penguin the second name is a black footed penguin.

  • African penguins live in groups called colonies.

    • African penguins have to names the first one is penguin the second name is a black footed penguin.

    • African penguins live in groups called colonies.

    • King penguins are the second largest penguins in the world.

  • King penguins are the second largest penguins in the world.