These Frosty Penguin Facts Will Get You Excited For More!

Living near the Antarctic, the penguin is a flightless bird that has caught the imagination of so many people. These adorable little birds have starred in movies and documentaries. Here are some cool facts about these cold weather birds that you probably don’t know.

Numerous Species


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There are 17 different species of penguins, and all of them live in the Southern Hemisphere.


Tallest


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Growing up to 4 feet in height, the Emperor penguin ranks as the tallest of the penguin species.


Shortest


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Reaching a height of only 16 inches, the Little Blue penguins take the honors as the shortest penguin species.


Excellent Swimmers


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Penguins spend a lot of time in the water hunting for their next meal. The Gentoo penguin swims up to 22 miles per hour to catch its prey.

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