Interesting Facts about Penguins

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

Penguins are black and white birds that are different from other birds as they cannot fly.

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

Penguins can live in water as well as outside water. However, they spend around 75% of their life inside water searching for their food.

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

Penguins are carnivores and catch their food live from the sea. They eat a variety of marine animals.

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

Surprisingly, penguins cannot breathe underwater. They can hold their breath for a long time.

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

After the mother penguin lays eggs, the mother and father penguins take turns to warm the eggs. The eggs take a few weeks to hatch, and baby penguins are known as 'chicks'. 

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

Penguins are found in the Southern Hemisphere. Penguins found near the equator on the Galapagos Islands are known as Galapagos penguins. These penguins are the only type nearest to the Northern Hemisphere.

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

There are about 18 species of penguins in the world. It is believed that penguins are mostly found in Antarctica, but their reach is more widespread. They are also found in Australia, South America, New Zealand and South Africa.

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

Penguins live in large groups. These groups are called rookeries. A group can have about thousand penguins. 

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

Interestingly, the eyes of penguins can work better underwater than on land. They can catch their prey even in dark and muddy water.

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

Penguins can live for up to 20 years.

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Interesting Facts about Penguins

Penguins with yellow eyes are believed to be the rarest species of penguins.

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