Penguin Facts – Interesting Facts About Penguins

Interesting Facts About Penguins

Penguins shape makes them aerodynamic. It is the perfect shape for gliding through the water as they swim.

Marcaroni Penguins are the penguin with the highest population.

Galapagos Penguins are the penguins with the lowest population.

Larger penguin species are found in colder climates where their large body mass enable them to cope with the conditions, while smaller ones inhabit warmer climates.

During breeding, some species form large groups called rookeries that include thousands of penguins.

Emperor penguins breed in the coldest environment of any bird species.

Penguins have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years depending on the species.

Penguins can jump up to 6 feet or 1.8 m out of the water.

1 in 50,000 penguins are born with the brown plumage rather than black.

Emperor penguin can actually dive to depths of over 500 m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes.