10 Facts About Penguins Part 2

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10 More facts about these adorable creatures. Also check out part 1: http://endlessfacts.com/p/FrkGI


1
Penguins often slide on their tummies over ice and snow. Researchers believe they do this for fun and as an efficient way to travel.

2
Generally, penguins are not sexually dimorphic, meaning male and female penguins look alike.

3
Penguins do not have teeth. Instead they use their beak to grab and hold wiggling prey.

4
Penguins are highly social birds. Even at sea, penguins usually swim and feed in groups.

5
An adult male Emperor Penguins will lose about 26 pounds while he waits for a penguin chick to hatch.

6
Penguins cannot breath underwater.

7
Even though penguins spend much of their lives at sea, they all return to land to lay eggs.

8
Little Penguins are the smallest of all the penguins.

9
Penguins’ eyes work better under water than they do in air. Many scientists believe penguins are extremely short-sighted on land.

10
The Galapagos Penguin is the only penguin that might venture into the Northern Hemisphere.