Penguins are flightless birds, mostly found in the southern hemisphere. Due to their habitat nature, they always live beside the sea. Like other birds, they don’t fly for food, so they hunt underwater for their prey (an animal killed by another animal as food). Penguins have a torpedo-shaped body, large head, short neck, and elongated body. They have short, wedge-shaped tail, their feet made them perfect swimmers.Continue reading
Penguins belong to the class of birds which are flightless. Generally, forelimbs of the birds are in the form of wings, but in the case of penguins it is flippers, but they have feet like regular swimming birds like swans, ducks, etc.,
Yes, the penguins have webbed feet with visible claws (curved pointed horny nail present on each unit of the foot in birds). They don’t have any particular term for their feet, just called ‘feet’ as common waterfowl (aquatic birds). They have short and strong legs. The legs of the penguins are set far back on the body to help them to stand vertically straight and upright position as well as steering while swimming.Continue reading
Pet means an animal domesticated for companionship in a family. They are considered a family person. Many families have animal pets like dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds like love birds, parrots, pigeons, etc. We may have the questions that- Can penguins be pets? How much does it cost? Can we maintain like other domesticated pets? Here is the answer to the above questions.Continue reading
We know that penguins live in a freezing climate environment like Antarctica, but we may have a question, do penguins live in a warm climate?. Yes, researches on penguins proved that only around four to five species of penguins survive in Antarctica and surrounding islands.
Rest of the species distributed throughout the world. Some of them are living in warm climates like temperate zones of the equator. Let’s see which penguins are living in a mild climate.Continue reading
Molting is a biological process by shedding the old feathers, skin, hair, nails, and making way for new growth. Every animal and bird undergo molting, even humans. Especially, penguins experience rapid shedding of feathers, which acquire the whole body within a few weeks. Penguins molt at least once a year, some of them molt twice or thrice a year.Continue reading
Eyes present in the animals face help for clear vision, and provide sensitivity to identify the colors. Pixel quality depends upon the species of animals. Terrestrial animals like humans have 576-pixel clarity, and some other birds like eagles, falcons have more pixel vision than humans.
But they become short-sighted or myopic when they are underwater, and far-sighted or hyperopic when they are on land. But in the case of aquatic animals, the functions of eyes are vice versa.Continue reading
Depending upon the type of feeds, living beings in the world are classified into three categories, namely
Generally, birds have two types of movement one is flying using wings, and one more is walking with their feet. But penguins are flightless birds, so they don’t operate in the sky; instead, they ‘fly’ underwater using wings called flippers. They also walk on land with short steps using feet carrying a fat body. Penguins have one more habit of movement – called tobogganing.Continue reading
Adaptation means the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. Each species of animals have adapted to a particular habitat style; if any imbalance happened in the habitats, it leads to an unhealthy situation. Penguins have anatomical, behavioral, and physiological adaptations. Let’s discuss one by one.Continue reading