Can you name a place on Earth that has both orange groves and penguins? The Galapagos Islands!
Like homing pigeons, transplanted penguins will find their way back to their bases, if possible. By swimming. And waddling.
Chickens recognize chickens by their looks. Penguins recognize penguins by their squawks.
When penguins could fly — that was way back — they were as big as grown people.
What makes a penguin clumsy is that so much of its legs are inside its body.
Not only can a mother penguin identify her own chick by its call, but similarly she can recognize the egg it’s in before it’s hatched by its call therein.
You want to keep a pet penguin? All right, but you’ll have to refrigerate it.
A penguin can swim a lot faster than a salmon.
A penguin takes a six-inch stride. But it can run as fast as a man.
A drink of fresh water makes a penguin shudder. Several drinks of it makes that penguin sick.
Penguins dive as far as 800 feet down into the sea.
Penguins will walk right up to anything. They look fearless. They’re not. They’re near-sighted.
In ancient Greece, slaves were traded for salt — hence the expression “not worth his salt.”