Other Loveable Penguin Characters

Other Loveable Penguin Characters

Penguins aren’t just found in the South Pole and on TV, there are lots of other penguin characters. Check them out: Overbite; a penguin commander in the Penguin Land video game. His More »

A Complete Guide to Baby Penguins

A Complete Guide to Baby Penguins

Baby Penguins are actually, like many other bird species are, called chicks. The chicks stay in their eggs until they are fully developed. The amount of time it takes for chicks to More »

Fun Facts About Penguins

Fun Facts About Penguins

If you are a penguin enthusiast, curious or just enjoy fun facts, here are some really cool facts that you probably didn’t know about penguins: There are only 17 different penguin species, More »

 

Penguin Habitat

Have you ever wondered where Penguins live exactly? We have all seen movies or clips of them frolicking on the ice, or waddling on the beach but where exactly? Well, penguins all live in the Southern Hemisphere and as such can be found in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Antartica, Chile, South Africa and various different islands. Some of these places are better than others for penguins.

Penguins, like many other animals, have adapted to their habitat and have weatherproof feathers and skin. Their internal body temperature is warm, very warm, between 28 and 40 degrees Celsius!

The emperor is the penguin that braves the coldest, living in Antarctic areas where the temperature rarely rises above -40 degrees Celsius.

Some penguins, however, prefer a warmer climate, as long as it is not arid. If the water remains below a certain temperature, sometimes penguins will live in warmer places.

One thing that is consistent among all of the species of penguins is that they have to live by the sea for their own survival. This fact may seem obvious, but it has to do with the fact that their food and nutrients come from the sea. Some species spend more than two-thirds of their life in the water and use icebergs and land only for brief rest. When it does come time to rest on land, the more remote the island, iceberg or land, the better for the penguin. Penguins like to avoid potential conflict or run-ins with other animals, especially potential threats.

Penguins’ habitats largely rely on a cooler temperature and the fact that the sea is nearby. This is the habitat and climate that penguins are most used to and best adjusted to survive in. The animals do travel and live in large groups so their habitats are typically very concentrated.

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