SAN ANTONIO — Tuesday is World Penguin Day!
Researchers noticed that some penguins begin migrating around this time each year, so they decided to make a day to celebrate and raise awareness of these little birds who are always dressed in their formal best.
Did you know that Seaworld San Antonio has more than 200 penguins representing four species, including King, Rockhopper, Chinstrap, and Gentoo? Their habitat at SeaWorld does it's best to replicate their natural environment with falling snow and lighting conditions that imitate those in the nature.
And contrary to popular opinion, there are no penguins in the North Pole.
They are all located south of the equator, all 18 different kinds!
And even though they're classified as birds, penguins can’t fly. Their paddle-like wings are used to swim through the icy water. They are protected from the subzero temperatures by their feathers… 100 feathers per square inch to be exact!
Enjoy this video of a penguins sneezing in slow motion. Notice how the salt water is expelled from their nares (penguin nostrils).
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