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In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a penguin in just a few quick steps, but first…
Interesting Facts about Penguins
Although penguins cannot fly, they are birds. They look like they are flying when they jump in and out of water.
Did you know?
- There are about 17 different penguin species. The largest species is the emperor penguin, and the smallest species is the little penguin, also known as the fairy penguin.
- Penguins swim at an average speed of 15 miles per hour. They spend the majority of their lives in water. They can’t breathe underwater, but they are very good at holding their breath for a long time while they swim.
- Penguins keep warm with a layer of fat called “blubber.” The blubber is covered by feathers. Another way they keep warm is by huddling close together in large groups.
- Not all penguins live in arctic areas. There are penguins that also live in tropical climates. All penguins live in the southern hemisphere, except the ones who live in captivity. Those penguins can be found all over the world in places like zoos and aquariums.
Penguins are carnivores that eat seafood such as shrimp, fish, and squid, among others. Penguins communicate through sign language. They do this by using their flippers and moving their heads. They also call out to each other.