These lovable little birds are a bit different compared to the usual aviation type, not being able to fly is one of their biggest differences but in no way does this handicap the penguin family as they have the amazing ability of being phenomenal swimmers. They have adapted their wings to swim rather than fly, which is beneficial to catching fish.
A large majority of the penguin breed live in the Southern Hemisphere like, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
Penguins eat a range of fish or sea life that live in the ocean, they can also drink seawater unlike many other birds that can only drink fresh water.
Penguins will spend half of their life on land and half in the ocean.
The Emperor penguin is the tallest penguin, reaching as tall as 120cm in height and they can stay underwater for 20 minutes at a time.
Another breed of penguin is the Chinstrap Penguin, they look like they have helmets on which where they get their name from, they are usually the most aggressive types of penguin.
The Little Blue Penguins are the smallest type of penguin, averaging at around 33cm.
There are 17 different breeds of penguin!
Penguins will choose one partner out of the hundreds of different penguins in there colony.
The parents of the egg will divide the time between them, to keep the egg incubated until it hatches 45 days later depending on the breed of penguin.
The penguin parents will keep the baby penguin warm and fed until they are able to hunt on their own.
Penguins are very good parents and will not breed if they feel that they have a safe environment to breed. This is why there are many penguin breeds numbers are falling because of the environmental change.