Have you ever
thought if a penguin is a fish or bird? Why do they
call the Little blue the Little blue? You can find out
all about it right here.
Penguins are remarkable
creatures. There are 17 different kinds of penguins in
Antarctica. They are the Adele, Black-footed,
Chinstrap, Emperor, Erectrested, Fiordland, Gentoo,
Galapagos, Humboldt, King, Little blue, Magellanic,
Macaroni, Rock Hopper, Royal, Snares Island, and the
Yellow eyed penguin.
Penguins mostly live in Antarctica,
but they also live in many countries such as
To have fun, penguins have a
game called tobogganing. Even in the water penguins
have games such as porposing which is when they come
up out of the water then dive back in.
The most common penguin in
Antarctica is the king penguin. It is also the second
largest penguin in Antarctica. It is about four and a
half feet tall. Unlike most animals, when a penguin
lays an egg the male puts the egg on its feet to keep
it off the ice. The
female hunts for food, while the male is taking care
of the egg. They have to survive the rough winters by
huddling in their rookeries. Once the baby penguin has
hatched, it's mother has to feed it until it is old
enough to feed itself. When an average penguin is an
adult, it mostly eats krill (which is a shrimp like
creature), fish, and squid. Penguins are eaten mostly
by sharks and leopard seals.
Early penguin viewers who saw
penguins swimming in the ocean wondered if they were a
bird or a fish. They found out it was a bird because
it has feathers and lives on land.
The Little blue got its name
because it is small and it has blue eyes.
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