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Creatures

Penguins

Penguins are playful! They love to slide down icy patches on their bellies and take turns to dive into the ocean. Did you know their black and white pattern is a form of camouflage? It helps them blend in with the water and keep safe from predators.

 

Penguins are found almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere. They are ‘flightless’ birds but they can soar through the water like a torpedo to catch fish!

There are 17 species of penguins but they are running out of food! This is due to over-fishing and global warming.

 

SEA LIFE has helped breed baby king penguins, gentoo penguins and Humboldt penguins. You might meet them in person on your next visit! Check your local SEA LIFE website to see which species of penguin you could discover.

SPECIES FACT

Fairy penguins are the smallest penguins in the world! They grow to just 30cm.

FUN FACT

Penguins are very sociable – they love to nest, chatter and cuddle up to their friends!

 

WOW FACT

There are no penguins in the North Pole!

SPECIES FACT

Fairy penguins are the smallest penguins in the world! They grow to just 30cm.

SPECIES FACT

Fairy penguins are the smallest penguins in the world! They grow to just 30cm.

FUN FACT

Penguins are very sociable – they love to nest, chatter and cuddle up to their friends!

 

FUN FACT

Penguins are very sociable – they love to nest, chatter and cuddle up to their friends!

 

WOW FACT

There are no penguins in the North Pole!

WOW FACT

There are no penguins in the North Pole!