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.