Penguins

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Penguins

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Jake Lee, Sports Editor

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Penguins, known for not being able to fly, are fascinating species that intrigue the world. Penguins live in the southern hemisphere, with only one type, the Galápagos Penguin, living in the north. The average height of an emperor penguin is 3.6-4.3 feet which is tall compared to the little penguin, which average height is 11-14 inches. Instead of walking, Penguins waddle around. This takes a really long time on land but, in the ocean, they can get to one place going at the speed of 7.6 miles per hour.

       When penguins are giving birth, the newborn is quite intriguing. When the mom finishes laying the egg, they leave the newborn to the dad and goes off to get food, rest, and have fun. The mom will leave the baby for a range of 32-68 days while the father has to sit on the egg for a length of 2 months. After the egg is hatched, the mom will finally return and the father will go get food. Baby penguins when they first come out of the egg, are a mere 10-12 inches tall and weigh 0.694 pounds.

       In conclusion, these species have many surprising physical and mental traits that continue to confuse the world. So while penguins are warm, adorable birds, we will never truly understand these fascinating species.