January 20th Penguin Awareness Day
One of the most favorite creatures in any zoo is the penguin.
There are somewhere between 18 and 20 different species, most living in the southern hemisphere. They are an aquatic, flightless bird covered in a layer of blubber that keeps them warm in even the coldest climates.
The smallest penguin is the little blue, living half of its life in the water and the other half on land, the largest is the Emperor Penguin.
They eat all sorts of sea life and can remain underwater for long periods of time as they search for food.
How to celebrate – Go visit a penguin in your local zoo. Watch Batman for one of his arch-enemies. Travel to the Galapagos Islands. Or Australia and visit with a penguin.