(PENGUINS/ANIMAL FACTS) Today, April 25 is World Penguin Day–not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place January 20th.
Did you know?
- There are believed to be between 17 and 19 different penguin species that mostly live in the southern hemisphere, ranging from the Little Blue Penguin to the mighty Emperor Penguin.
- Several penguin species are on the threatened species list due to climate change. The emperor penguins and the Adelie penguins are particularly vulnerable species.
- During their big migration, penguins’ tuxedo-looking appearance helps keep them safe in water by serving as a form of camouflage.
- Even though penguins cannot fly, they can “fly” underwater with flippers that propel them up to 15 miles per hour.
What can you do to help?
- Adopt a Penguin: A symbolic adoption helps save real animals in the wild.
- Take Action: Visit the Defenders of Wildlife Action Center to send a message to government leaders.
- Speak Up for Wildlife: Learn how you can be a powerful advocate for wildlife.
But you don’t have to wait until World Penguin Day, because penguins can be loved all year long! For more penguin resources, visit NothingButPenguins.com.