Penguin habitats are always close to ocean waters, though some live in warmer climates and some in colder ones. Penguins need to live close to water since they spend three quarters of their time there. They also hunt for... More »

King penguins live in the sub-Antarctic region as well as the Prince Edward Islands, the Falkland Islands, Australia, New Zealand and southern Georgia. The king penguin is large in size, second only to the Emperor pengui... More »

Penguins have a thick layer of fat that protects them from their cold environment and camouflaged skin that helps them blend into their surroundings. Penguins can also drink salt water and excrete the salt out of a gland... More »

Penguins live in various habitats, including remote, cold regions and warm areas near the equator, but all of them are found in islands in the Southern hemisphere. They need to stay close to bodies of water to hunt food. More »

Royal penguins are a species of crested penguin that inhabit the waters around Antarctica. The males, which are larger than the females, grow to about 30 inches in length. Though they roam as far as Australia, New Zealan... More »

Adult penguins range in standing height from just 10 to 12 inches to nearly 4 feet. The smallest species, the little blue penguin, also known as the fairy penguin, weighs just 2 to 3 pounds, while the massive emperor pen... More »

There is no special word for a male penguin. However, it is technically possible to refer to a male penguin as a "cock," which is the conventional term for males of any bird species. Likewise, "hen" can be used to refer ... More »