Penguin facts

Penguins have an organ near the eye that filters salt from the water out of their system.

There are no penguins in the Arctic.

Penguins can jump up to 6 feet (1.8 m) out of the water.

Roles are reversed on Emperor Penguin: the Male incubates the egg while she goes out to feed.

In 2009, snipers were deployed in Australia to protect a colony of little penguins from predators.

It is illegal for U.S. citizens to eat penguins.

In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin.

In order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply in the afternoon, scientists crept up on sleeping penguins at different times of the day and poked them with a stick until they woke up.

The Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes.

Seals like to have sex with penguins.

Magellanic penguins always return to same mate after solo journeys totalling 200,000 miles.

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