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rockhoppersPenguins are birds that cannot fly, but they swim very well and spend most of their lives in the sea. There are 17 species of penguin.

Feathers: Penguins have shiny, waterproof feathers that help keep their skin dry. They have more feathers than most other birds - about 70 feathers per square inch. Each year, penguins molt, losing their old feathers and growing new ones. Some penguins have a feathery crest (like the Macaroni penguin and the Rockhopper penguin).

Anatomy: The Emperor penguin is the largest penguin. It is up to 3.7 feet (1.1 m) tall and weighs up to 65 pounds (30 kg); this is bit less than half the size of an adult person. Penguin bones are solid, not hollow (most birds have hollow bones).

Male and female penguins look very similar. All penguins have a big head, a short, thick neck, a streamlined shape, a short, wedge-shaped tail, and tiny, flipper-like wings.They have webbed feet which they use for swimming. Penguins are countershaded; they have a lighter color on the belly and a darker color on their back. This coloration helps camouflage them when they are in the water, hiding them from predators.

AntarcticaHabitat: All penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere (south of the equator). They live in climates ranging from the warm tropics to the frigid Antarctic. These defenseless birds usually live on predator-free islands or on remote parts of a continent. Some penguins, like the Emperor Penguin, live on pack ice in Antarctica.

Diet: Penguins are carnivores that eat in the ocean. They eat fish, crustaceans (like krill, etc.), and squid.

Some Penguin Printouts:


Penguin Shape Book

A short book to print about penguins, with pages on 3 penguin species, a penguin unscramble, match the penguins, penguin facts, and penguin questions.
Penguin

Penguin:
Printable Read-and-Answer Worksheet

A printable worksheet on penguins, with a short text to read, a picture to label, and questions to answer. Or go to the answers.

African Penguin

A small penguin from off the coast of Southern Africa.
Emperor Penguin

Emperor Penguin

The largest penguin; it lives on ice packs in Antarctica.


Emperor Penguin Label Me! Printout

Label a diagram of an Emperor Penguin.
Answers


Emperor Penguin

(Simple version)
The largest penguin; it lives on ice packs in Antarctica.


Penguins

Penguins are birds that swim very well but cannot fly.


Rockhopper Penguin

A small, aggressive, crested penguin.
A Penguin Quiz (Grades K-1)

10 questions about penguins for grade K-1 (to use with the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary).
A Penguin Quiz (Grades 2-3)

10 questions about penguins for grade 2-3 (to use with the Little Explorers Picture Dictionary).


Penguin Quiz

Answer 10 multiple choice questions about these flightless, Southern Hemisphere birds. Or go to the answers.



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