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
Chile is a long, narrow country present at the edge of the west of South America. It has a Pacific Ocean coastline of about 6,000km. It is home for plenty of different animals like Puda, Taruca, Sea Lions, and birds like an Andean condor, Austral Thrush, etc.
Yes, Chile is also home to some species of penguins, they are Macaroni, Southern Rockhopper, Magellanic, and Humboldt. Even other species also present but in little number and spread over South America.Continue reading
Generally, birds have two modes of transportation one is flying, and the other is walking using feet on the land. Though penguins are flightless, they have adapted three modes of transport; they are swimming underwater, walking using feet on the ground, and one more is ‘tobogganing.’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
Every living being takes care of their young one by feeding them, protecting them, and teaching them how to protect themselves from predators, etc., but it’s exciting in the case of penguins. We get the question of how do penguins feed their babies? Let’s see how the process goes.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