Penguins are a group of flightless aquatic birds found predominantly in the southern hemisphere which spends half of their lives on the land and other half in the sea.
Here are some amazing facts about Penguins .
1.Almost all the species of penguin lives in the southern hemisphere except one.The Galapagos penguin lives near the equator.(There are 17 to 20 penguin species .Extant number of species is debated)
2.The Gentoo penguin are the fastest penguin species which can swim up to 22 mph.
|Gentoo Penguins :Fastest penguin species|
3.Penguins breed in large colonies.Number of penguins in a colony ranges from a few to thousand birds.
|Colony of Penguins|
4.Little penguins (Edyptula Minor) is the smallest type of penguin.It averages around 33 cm in height.
|Little Penguins also called as Fairy penguins which are the smallest type of penguins .Image Courtesy : Treehugger.com|
5.The tallest and heaviest of all penguin species is Emperor Penguin .It weigh around 22-40 Kg and reach upto 122 cm in height.Emperor penguins can stay underwater for around 20 minutes at a time.
|Emperor Penguins :The tallest and heaviest Penguin Species|