Practically all penguins reside within the southern hemisphere
Opposite to media representations of the North Pole, no penguins reside up there. The 17 penguin species (some scientists say there are 20) are unfold out between Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, and South Africa. The one exception is the Galapagos penguins, who reside near the equator on the Galapagos Islands and sometimes enterprise into northern hemisphere waters. Discover out some superb animal species (together with a penguin) that you may solely discover in a single place on the planet.
Penguins have been round for a very long time
An beginner fossil hunter found the bone of an extinct penguin ancestor, and scientists say it’s 61 million years outdated. Meaning it most likely outlived the dinosaurs that went extinct 65.5 million years in the past. Fossils additionally counsel that this prehistoric chook may fly and will develop as much as 5 toes tall.