Penguins: FAQ


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Where do penguins live?

Penguins only live in the southern half of the world.

You can find them on the shores of Antarctica. Antarctica is a very large area covered in ice.

It's too cold for people, but perfect for penguins.

Do penguins only live in Antarctica?

Most penguins live in Antarctica. But they also live in other parts of the world. Emperor Penguins
You can find them in these places:
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • South America
  • South Africa.

Northern penguins?

The most northerly place that penguins live is on the Galapagos Islands. These islands are near Ecuador in South America.

There is ice in Canada and the Arctic. But penguins don't live in the northern half of the world.

How do penguins keep warm?

Penguins live in cold places. They love ice and they love the sea. But you never see a penguin sunbathing!

Penguins have thick layers of fat and feathers. This helps to keep their bodies warm.

Do penguins fly through water?

No - but they do swim very fast. And they can swim for up to 100 kilometres without a rest.

Do penguins like people?

Penguins do not usually live near people. But they are not afraid of us.

We can watch penguins more easily than most birds.

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