4K | Penguins | Aquatic Flightless Birds | Spheniscidae

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4K | Penguins | Aquatic Flightless Birds | Spheniscidae

Today’s Finding Happiness episode.
They’re speedy swimmers, adorable waddlers, and They star in Hollywood movies Happy Feet, and Surf’s Up. These cute native animals of the Southern Hemisphere are just as fascinating as they are adorable, Penguins.

Penguins are flightless birds.
While other birds have wings for flying, penguins have adapted flippers to help them swim in the water.

Penguins lost the ability to fly millions of years ago, but their powerful flippers and streamlined bodies make them very accomplished swimmers. They are the fastest swimming and deepest diving species of any birds and can stay underwater up to 20 minutes at a time.
Penguins can also dive down over 800 feet.

Large penguin populations can be found in countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina and South Africa.

Did you know that there is No penguins live at the North Pole?
You heard it right you cannot see a Penguins in North Pole.
The Galapagos Penguin is the only penguin species that ventures north of the equator in the wild.

The smallest species is the Little Blue Penguin.
Also called little penguins or fairy penguins, these 13- to 15-inch cuties would look teeny-tiny next to 4-feet-tall emperor penguins. They also weigh no more than 3 pounds!
– The Emperor Penguin is the tallest of all penguin species, reaching as tall as 120 cm (47 in) in height.

Emperor Penguins can stay underwater for around 20 minutes at a time.

– Emperor Penguins often huddle together to keep warm in the cold temperatures of Antarctica

In the deepest dive ever recorded by the Australian Antarctic Division, an emperor penguin reached an amazing 1,850 feet. Those huge depths require a great lung capacity; the longest-known dives have lasted 22 minutes!

Penguins don’t have teeth.
Fleshy spines inside their mouths help them swallow fish. The protrusions face backward to help guide the catch down their throats.

Penguins eat a range of fish and other sealife that they catch underwater.

– Penguins can drink sea water.

– Penguins spend around half their time in water and the other half on land.
Hope you find Happiness in this Cute Animals

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