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
Claws mean a curved pointed horny nail on each digit of the foot in birds, lizards, and some mammals. Claws are present at the end of the toes in every bird. The radius of the curvature of the nails depends on the size of the bird means as large as a bird; the curve will be higher. The claws tend to be straight in ground-dwelling birds like ratites, penguins (some species), chickens, etc. Penguins also have webbed feet with visible claws.Continue reading
Living beings in the world adapted different styles of life-based on their requirements and availability. Like this, Penguins are also surviving in their hometown with a harsh cold climate which is known as Antarctica. Antarctica is the region present in the southern hemisphere of the world. Antarctica has winter temperature at the south pole is around -490C.Continue reading
Penguins are one of the most fascinating creatures in the animal kingdom and they are termed as marine birds. Penguins spend most of their time in the water and come to land to mate, molt and lay eggs. Through the years, penguins have captured the attention and fascination of human all over the world.
As penguins are mostly found in colder regions of the world, they have become a popular feature in aquariums and zoos. Many people wonder why penguins are such highly sought after attraction in zoos and there are many different reasons that make up the answer to this question.Continue reading
On the first look, it is easy to say if an animal is a bird, amphibian, or terrestrial. But people often get confused when they look at penguins. The first question to pop up in anyone’s mind after seeing penguins might very well be – what are penguins? Penguins look like birds, but they spend a lot of time in the water. They stand upright on two legs and also hop on their feet to get from one place to another. If we go by the biological definition, penguins are defined as marine birds.Continue reading