Great information! I have to say I love the penguins..all of them. Hubby and I have quite a collection of penguins from 1" to 6' tall...lol We started because he's a hockey fan who was born in Pittsburgh...their hockey team is the Penguins. He even put special plates on my truck "PENGWN1". Boy do I get questions.
Anyway, here are a few new things I learned while searching...
The name is derived from Welsh terms ‘pen’, meaning head and ‘gwyn’, meaning white.
They are ancient species that appeared 40 million years ago in the Eocene.
The fairy penguin is the smallest and is 16 inches tall and weighs 2.2 pounds. The largest is the emperor penguin which is 3.7 feet tall and weighs 60 to 90 pounds.
But my favorite fact is that Penguins do NOT live at the north pole. Probably everyone knows that already. Then why do we see pictures of polar bears and penguins together all of the time. Polar bears ONLY live in the Northern hemisphere, while penguins ONLY live in the Southern hemisphere (except for the magelanic penguins near the equator). ...lol Guess the cartoonists started it cause they're both pretty cute.
And I love a guy in a TUX!...lol
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