(PENGUINS/ANIMAL FACTS) Today, April 25 is World Penguin Day–not to be confused with Penguin Awareness Day, which takes place January 20th.

Marking the start of the flightless birds’ annual migration north, World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to learn about and celebrate one of the few natives of Antarcticapenguins!

Did you know?

Photo credit: MMOABC.com
April 25 is World Penguin Day! Photo credit: MMOABC.com
  • 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?

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.