Penguins in Depth

Penguins are odd birds. They can’t fly, their wings are short and flipper-like, and they have solid (rather than hollow) bones. However, these are the very features of penguins that make them the deepest-diving, fastest-swimming birds on the planet.

Watch the video to find out more about these amazing but endangered birds.

Penguin populations worldwide are on the decline, but the African penguin is in desperate need of immediate help. In the past three generations, the African penguin population has dropped by 60%, and hundreds of baby penguins are currently in danger of starvation. You can feed a rescued penguin chick for a full week by donating to our Gift that Give More, which will go a long way in bringing this species back from the brink of extinction.

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