Penguins of the Planet

Not all penguins are alike; in reality there are 17 to 20 different living species, depending on who you ask (some scientists think that certain penguins should be group together while others argue they are a different species). Each of these penguins are pretty unique; they live in different parts of the world and even have distinct markings. Although all penguins live in the southern hemisphere, they don’t all spend their time in Antarctic. In fact, several penguin species live in warmer areas like the Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Chile and even Africa! Check out this map to find out where each penguin species lives. Scientists use the differences in their colour and feather patterns to help them identify who is who since there is a lot of variety in the world of penguin styles. The Emperor penguin is known for its black and white tuxedo look, the Yellow-eyed Penguin has… you guessed it, yellow around its eyes. There is even a little penguin whose feathers look a bit blue and who can forget the penguin species that have crests, which are brightly coloured feathers on their head, like the rockhopper penguin.

yellow eyed and emperor penguinlittle penguin and rockhopper penguin

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  1. New Bee
    Ranger56161867 says:

    how cute r they? tooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Tree Hugger
    Birdlover111 says:

    oh my gosh i LOVE penguins! They r so beautiful and graceful.

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  3. New Bee
    Ranger56163894 says:

    ever since i saw the movie “Mr Popper’s Penguins” I’ve literally wanted to own a penguin lol

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  4. Green Bean
    Ranger56168521 says:

    Penguins are amazing birds. I LOVE them.

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  5. Green Bean
    Ranger56168967 says:

    OMG I love peguins

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  6. Animal Admiral
    Jovanna says:

    Penguins are such fascinating creatures.

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  7. New Bee
    penguin15546 says:

    penguins are so good creatures

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  8. New Bee
    popgirl3985 says:

    Emperor Penguins RULE!

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  9. New Bee
    fawna says:

    i dident know that penguins live in warm places

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  10. New Bee
    fawna says:

    wow thats so cooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!

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