January 20th Penguin Awareness Day

January 20th Penguin Awareness Day

One of the most favorite creatures in any zoo is the penguin.

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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.

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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.

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They eat all sorts of sea life and can remain underwater for long periods of time as they search for food.

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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.

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