Penguin Facts – Interesting Facts About Penguins

Facts About Penguins

Penguins can control the blood flow to their extremities to reduce the amount of blood getting cold, but not enough so that their extremities freeze

Each penguin has a distinct call.

Penguins unlike other sea mammals don’t rely on blubber to stay warm; instead their feathers trap a layer of warm air next to the skin that serves as insulation, especially when they start generating muscular heat by swimming around.

Penguins close to equator eat more fish, while the ones close to Antarctica eat more squid and krill.

It is possible to locate penguins from space just by looking for dark ice patches of penguin poop.

Penguins are social birds. Many species feed, swim, and nest in groups.

Penguins move in large groups to keep warm.

Male penguin searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present it to her mate.

Penguins lay their eggs in adverse conditions so their shells are thick nearly 10 to 16% the total weight of the egg.

All 17 species of penguins are exclusively found in Southern Hemisphere.