Penguins are flightless, aquatic birds that, outside of zoos, live exclusively in the southern hemisphere. All species are black and white, are very social, and divide their time fairly equally between land and water. More » Pets & Animals Birds Penguins

There are many sources where a person can find facts about penguins, including books on birds, National Geographic, on television shows like Discovery that feature different animals and the Smithsonian Magazine. Many of ... More » Pets & Animals Birds

Emperor penguins are the largest of their species and cannot fly. They live in the Antarctic on the ice and in the surrounding cold waters. Emperor penguins survive this climate by relying on a number of special adaptati... More » Pets & Animals Birds Penguins
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All known species of penguins live naturally in the southern hemisphere of the world. They actually occupy habitats which are located on each of the five continents within the southern hemisphere. More » Pets & Animals Birds Penguins

Penguins are a family of flightless, aquatic birds. Distinguished by their typical black and white color scheme, a type of camouflage called "countershading," penguins spend as much as three-fourths of their lives in the... More » Pets & Animals Birds Penguins

There are no penguins in Alaska other than in zoos. Penguins are natives of the Southern Hemisphere. The northernmost population is on the Galapagos Islands, which lie on the equator. More » Pets & Animals Birds Penguins

According to Falklands Conservation, penguins can swim at speeds of up to 17 mph; however, they normally average between 9 and 15 mph. Penguins can also dive further and swim faster than any other bird. More » Pets & Animals Birds Penguins