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It’s World Penguin Day!

By Haleydolton @haleydolton

It’s World Penguin Day!

I’m sure you’ve all got this marked down in your calendar, but it is world penguin day! So to celebrate, here are 10 facts about these beautiful birds:

1)   Some species of penguin can live up to 15 – 20 years old

2)   They spend 75% of their lives at sea

3)   Penguin biodiversity ranges from 17 – 20 species

4)   The tallest penguin, the emperor penguin, can reach the dizzy height of 3 feet 7 inches

5)   Penguins can dive further than any other bird species, the emperor penguin can dive 1,870ft for up to 22 minutes at a time

6)   A group of penguins is called a rookery

7)   They can swim at speeds of up to 25mph

8)   Penguins can survive more than 3 months without food or water

9)   The only penguin to cross the northern hemisphere is the Galapagos penguin

10)   The eyesight of penguins is far better underwater than on land

So now you’re armed with 10 fun facts about penguins, go and spread the word about world penguin day! Sadly, most of these penguins need your help to conserve them for future generations!

Haley Dolton

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