Penguin Awareness Day 2017

January 20, 2017 in the World

Penguin Awareness Day takes place on January 20, 2017. Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Penguins spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.

Penguins are superbly adapted to aquatic life. Their vestigial wings have become flippers, useless for flight in the air. In the water, however, penguins are astonishingly agile. Penguins' swimming looks very similar to bird's flight in the air. Within the smooth plumage a layer of air is preserved, ensuring buoyancy. The air layer also helps insulate the birds in cold waters. On land, penguins use their tails and wings to maintain balance for their upright stance.

Penguins either waddle on their feet or slide on their bellies across the snow, a movement called "tobogganing", which conserves energy while moving quickly. They also jump with both feet together if they want to move more quickly or cross steep or rocky terrain. (With material from: Wikipedia)

Where is the event?
Worldwide
World

When is the event?
Friday, the 20th of January 2017
Only 42 days left!

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Two king penguins beak to beak, as though kissing and almost producing a heart shape.
Two king penguins beak to beak, as though kissing and almost producing a heart shape.
Copyright: HeartSurgeon, license: iStockphoto
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