Penguins Facts and Information | Mocomi Kids presents: Penguins – Fun Facts

Penguins are found mostly in the Southern hemisphere, especially in Antartica. Other places where you can find them are New Zealand, Southern Australia, South Africa and South America.

Penguins spend half their lives on land and the other half in water. So their wings have evolved in flippers. When penguins swim, the movement looks like birds flying. Penguins often surf through the waves to land.

Penguins have light coloured tummies and dark backs for camouflage. Their white tummies keep them safe from predators in the water. The black backs of penguins helps them hide when they are swimming in dark water.

Penguins look chubby because they have fat to keep them warm and give energy when food is tough to get. Penguins eat fish and krill, which are small crustaceans.

The father penguin sits on the egg while the mom goes to sea to feed on fish. Baby penguins are called chicks.

When the parents go fishing, the chicks stay together in a group. This helps them stay warm.

Penguins like to dive off cliffs in the water. Then they climb up the cliff and dive again. Lines for good diving spots can get really long. Penguins mostly dive between 300 to 500 feet.

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