MY FAVOURITE PENGUIN CLASSICS BOOKS TO ACKNOWLEDGE WORLD PENGUIN DAY
Happy World Penguin Day
So you might be wondering what exactly is World Penguin Day? I know I was when I stumbled across it while reading the news earlier this week. It was mentioned in an Earth Day article and I was intrigued to learn more about it. I've always found penguins fascinating, the fact that they are monogamous, mating for life. So romantic, eh? They are incredible creatures.
World Penguin Day allows us the time and space to think about these flightless birds, to learn more about them, their habitat, and how human activity is affecting them. If you don't have access to a local zoo (especially right now with COVID), a good movie or documentary will give you the information you need. I love a good David Attenborough documentary and there's a lovely video of David meeting penguins here on Youtube.
There's also some fun movies like March of the Penguins, Happy Feet, The Penguin King, and Mr Popper's Penguins.
Some fun facts about penguins:
- There are 18 different species of penguins living today
- They have a wonderful vascular system helping them to minimize heat loss
- Penguins are fast divers, diving at up to 7.5 miles per hour
- The Emperor penguin is the biggest at 4ft tall, while the Fairy is the smallest at 1ft tall