Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Penguins live primarily in Antarctica, but can also be found in cold coastal areas of South America, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. There are seventeen species of Penguins, and seven are found only in Antarctica.
Asked in Flightless Birds, Penguins
Why do penguins have blubber?
Penguins have blubber to keep warm during the winter.The blubber keeps the heat in their bodies and warms them up. To survive the cold of course-a penguin has to spend a long time in wintry winds-evolution has made sure that penguins developed a layer of blubber-the others did not survive. To protect them against the arctic cold. ...
Asked in Animal Behavior, Penguins, Galapagos Islands
Does the Galapagos penguin live in a pod or pack or herd?
The term pod refers to whales and dolphins, Pack refers to land predators, and herd to large herbivores. Penguins live in a colony where each pair of birds is self sufficient. ...
Asked in Penguins
What are adaptations of penguins?
For the most part, penguins are found in cold regions. Penguins are specially adapted to live in these colder areas, because they have blubber which can protect them from the cold. Cold water can remove heat from the body much faster than air, so a good insulator is required. Penguins are adapted to live in and near the ocean because they eat fish. They have special adaptations that allow them to live in the water. Penguins have webbed feet to help them...
What type of fish do emperor penguins eat?
The emperor penguin eats different types of fish and krill and crustaceans, as well as squid. Remember the movie Happy Feet.....I read this amazing article in the 7/22/00 Awake magazine regarding the largest of all penguins, the emperor penguin which stands nearly four feet tall and weighs up to 85 pounds. When other penguins head north to escape Antartica's brutal, dark winter emperors head south for Antartica. The female lays her egg, the male scoops it up to keep warm in the fold...
Are penguins more intelligent than other birds?
No, parrots seem the most intelligent than any other birds because they learn quicker than other birds,that's why parrots are the only birds that really know how to talk and they learn to repeat people so they learn more and have a great memory of what people say. Penguins are probably the second most intelligent birds. ...
Asked in Penguins
When a mother penguin gives birth what happens to the egg?
The father keeps it in his egg pouch, while the mother goes out to sea to get fish to regurgitate to the baby upon reunion. Then the father goes out to sea while the mother stays, and so on. ...