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The Penguins Their Home Their Body Their Hobby Their Food

The Penguins Their Home Their Body Their Hobby Their Food

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Published by: anuska60 on Dec 01, 2009
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Penguins are very unique birds.
They walk awkwardly on land andthey can't fly.
There are seventeenspeciesofpenguins.
Penguins come in different sizes.The largest one is the EmperorPenguin, standing 3 1/2 feet tall (1meter) and weighing up to 90pounds (41 kilograms). The smallestone is the Fairy Penguin, whichstands 16 inches tall (41centimetres) and weighs only 2.5pounds (1 kilogram).
Most penguins live in groups (oftenknown as a "colony" or a "rookery").
Penguins have no biologicaldefences against germs foundoutside of cold Antarctica conditionsand die in large numbers in zoos.
All penguins live in the SouthernHemisphere (south of the equator).Penguins do NOT live on the Arctic(where the North Pole is located at).Penguins live in such differentclimates as Antarctica (where it isvery cold) and the tropics (where itis very hot).
Penguins usually live on islands oron remote parts of a continent,where they are safe from theirenemies.
Although most penguins can holdtheir breath for only a couple ofminutes, penguins spend most oftheir lives in the water.

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