Monday, January 17, 2011

Facinating Facts About PeNqUiNs...

• Penguins don't fly, they swim.
• Penguins lay eggs.
• They are warm blooded like humans.
• When mothers lose a chick, they steal another mother’s chick.
• They are mostly found below the equator.
Penguin chicks have fluffy feathers.

• Penguins have short legs and no knees.
• They have good arrangement of bones in hand. This makes them flexible.
• Their knees and upper legs are covered with feathers.
• Their feathers are short, overlapping and tightly packed.
• They are often black and white in color.
• Some species have yellow feathers.
• When the salt storage completely fills the gland, penguins go to a rock and knock his beak. This allows him to empty the salt content.

• Male penguins take care of their chicks.
• In cold places, males balance eggs on their feet and cover with belly flap to keep them warm.
• They bite fiercely to defend themselves and their nests.
• Penguins use sign language to communicate with each other.
• They make use of their flippers and head to talk to other penguins.
• They feed on fish, cephalopods and krill.
• Penguins swallow their food as a whole.
• They have a variety of bill shapes.
• Giant petrels and Leopard are enemies of penguins.
• They also call, blow and preen.

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