January 20, 2016

Penguin Day- 20th January

Penguins Awareness Day is a day designed to celebrate our love to one of the cutest animal in the world, comes from the Southern Hemisphere, Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands.
Although penguins can not fly, they belong to the poultry department. They use their wings for swimming.
Penguins eat fish and crustaceans.

Another some interesting facts about penguins you probably did not know:

Penguins also have an organ near their eye filter the salt from the water and take it out of their system.

In the Arctic region (area around the North Pole) there are no Penguins.

Penguins can jump to a height of 1.8 meters out of the water.

With the Emperor penguin, as a mother penguin lays an egg, the father is forthright when the mother goes out to look for food. The incubation period lasts two months during which the father did not eat anything. After the little penguins hatch, their parents taking care of them together.

In 2009, Australia's sniper unit deployed near a small penguins colony to protect it from predators.

In the United States it is illegal to eat penguins.

In 2008, Norway gave penguin knightood.

Emperor penguins can dive to a depth of over 500 meters and stay submerged up to 27 minutes.

Magellanic penguin always come back to their wives after their journeys of 200,000 km alone.

Penguins animated gifs

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