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Most Amazing facts about Penguins

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Their useless wings on land are used as propellers in the water.

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The yolk of a penguin's egg is red. Report Abuse
Penguins eat krill and the red color is left behind.
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The female penguin lays the egg and goes off to feed for several weeks. Report Abuse
She leaves the male to care for the egg, once the egg has hatched the male must walk up to 70 miles to reach water to feed again.
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The King and Emperor penguins are the only ones that lay and incubate one egg at a time. Report Abuse
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Penguins can dive up to 350 feet deep into the ocean. Report Abuse
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Emperor chicks stay close to their parents Report Abuse
The chicks often fall prey to larger predatory birds.
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Penguins have large appetites Report Abuse
The emperor penguin can eat up to 30 pounds of squid or fish in one feeding.
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All penguin species are protected. Report Abuse
A japanese company wanted to harvest 400,000 penguins a year for food, oil and clothing. Public protest put a sudden stop to the plan.
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The average life expectancy of a penguin is 15 to 20 years. Report Abuse
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Penguins live in large groups called rookeries. Report Abuse
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Penguins are social creatures. Report Abuse
The mating and breeding season brings millions of penguins to the same location.
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Penguins preen themselves for much of the day. Report Abuse
These animals have an oil gland close to their tail. They spread this oil over their flippers and body to protect them from the cold and salt water.
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Penguins like whales have a layer of blubber Report Abuse
Some penguins blubber can be 2 and a half inches thick.
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Each feather has down on the end of it which creates another layer of warmth. Report Abuse
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Penguins have feathers closely packed together. Report Abuse
The allows the heat their bodies generate to stay close their skin and the wind can't blow their feathers.
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Penguins have heavy bones to help them stay submerged. Report Abuse
Most birds have hollow bones to allow them to fly.
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A penguin's wings or flippers are shaped like canoe oars. Report Abuse
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The smallest penguin is called the little blue penguin. Report Abuse
The little blue or fairy weighs only 2 and a half pounds.
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The Largest Species is the Emperor Penguin weighing in at 80+ pounds. Report Abuse
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The Galapagos Penguin lives in tropical waters Report Abuse
They swim along side of turtles, sea lions and sharks.
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Penguins have adapted to a wider range of climates than any other bird. Report Abuse
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