Antarctica Penguins #34
Early Antarctic Explorers actually thought penguins were fish and classified them accordingly. In fact, as birds, they are superbly designed for their job, flying underwater with amazing skill.
Their compact bodies have a breastbone that makes an excellent keel and they have huge paddle muscles to propel them at speeds up to 25 miles per hour.
Of the 17 Species of penguins, only 4 breed on the Antarctic continent , Adelie, the Emperor, the Chinstrap and the Gentoo penguins.
Most species are found in the sub-antarctic regions which includes many coastal islands.
Penguins are also found as far north as the Galapagos Islands, straddling the Equator.
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