Published : 2014-12-21 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago
24 Interesting penguin facts
Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random penguin facts.
1. Penguins only have one mate their entire life and sometimes they propose by giving their mate a pebble.
2. Prostitution has been observed in penguins and chimpanzees.
3. Penguins have been known to become depressed and march away from their groups to die.
4. Penguins’ eyes work better underwater than they do in the air, giving them superior eyesight to spot prey.
5. Penguins are changing their personalities to prepare for climate change.
6. A 96 year old lady from Australia knitted over 1000 tiny sweaters for penguins to protect them from oil spills.
7. Female emperor penguins lay 1 egg in the winter, leave it with the male, coming back only in the spring.
8. In 2003, a pair of male penguins in the Central Park Zoo, who had been a ‘couple’ for years, raised a baby penguin together.
9. Penguins can drink salt water because they have a supraorbital gland, which lets them filtrate the salt from the water.
10. Penguins have a gland in their nose that turns saltwater into fresh water.
11. 36 million years ago, penguins were about 5 feet tall.
12. Though they can’t fly, penguins swim as if they are in flight
13. Penguins have an organ near the eye that filters salt from the water out of their system.
14. The Colonel In Chief of the Norwegian Royal Guard is a Penguin.
15. The Galapagos Penguin lives on the equator. It is the only species of Penguins to live in the Northern Hemisphere.
16. Penguins only have one mate their entire life and “propose” by giving their mate a pebble.
17. The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but not fly.
18. When a male penguin falls in love with a female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect Pebble to present to her.
19. A king penguin in Japan was rescued and nursed back to life. He refused to leave, and now lives with the family.
20. Human sized penguins used to roam the planet.
21. Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.
22. Penguins can convert salt water into fresh water.
23. The penguin is the only bird that can swim, but cannot fly.
24. There are no penguins in the North Pole.