🐧 Penguins are bird species that do not have the ability to fly.
Penguins are creatures that survive in polar climates. But speaking of polar climates, interestingly, penguins are only found at the South Pole.
🐧 They belong to the Penguin family.
🐧 They have a body that can withstand cold temperatures up to -40 degrees, with the oil layer on their skin and their feathers being slippery.
Penguins do not have extremely large bodies, a penguin weighing 40 kg is a well-fed penguin. Although their height varies depending on the region they live in and their diet, they can grow approximately up to 1.5 meters.
🐧 So what do you think they eat in this glacial climate? Since penguins are a creature that has curtain feet and has the ability to swim in the sea, they feed on fish in the sea. In addition, eating krill is one of the penguin’s favorite foods. This is a favorite of not only penguins but also creatures such as seals and blue whales. Therefore, krill are in danger of extinction. This means the extinction of creatures that feed on krill, such as the penguins, blue whales and seals mentioned above. Disruption of this food chain also means gradual deterioration of the ecological balance.
🐧 Although it resembles birds, neither wings nor feathers show that it is structurally unlike birds. Penguins, who cannot fly because they cannot break their wings like birds, can perform these performances much faster in the seas. They have the ability to slide quickly on snow masses not only in the sea but also lying on the ground. Because they walk slowly.
🐧 Penguins have a structure around their eyes to filter sea salt from entering the body.
🐧 Penguins can go hungry for months during their incubation period.
🐧 Penguins are preferred in zoos because they are very cute creatures and have a curious structure for humans. Penguins are also a humanoid creature.
🐧 Another interesting thing about penguins is that male penguins take care of the eggs during the hatching period in penguins. They carefully store the eggs in a greasy layer called a brood pouch between their two feet. In this way, they can only protect from freezing cold in this way.
🐧 Did you know that April 25 is Penguins Day?
🐧 There are approximately 20 penguin species in the world.