Penguins Facts for Kids – 5 Powerful Facts about Penguins

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Do you like penguins and would like to know more about them and their life? Here are five powerful penguins facts for kids.

Penguins Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Who Looks After The Eggs?

Once the mother Penguin lays the egg, the father looks after the egg for ages. Can you guess how long they have to balance the egg on their feet for? Anywhere between 65 and 75 days. That’s more than two full months. Now that’s some good balancing.

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Penguins Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Why Do Penguins Huddle?

Emperor Penguins all huddle together in the snow to keep warm. Around 5,000 pegs will all get in a big group and take short turns on the outside so that everyone gets to stay nice and cosy. Now, that’s good teamwork.

Penguins Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Penguins Are Good Swimmers

Penguins can dive really deep. They have been known to dive as deep as 564 metres. That’s two of The Europe’s tallest buildings on top of each other. They have also been timed. The longest dive recorded was 28 minutes. I don’t think I could hold my breath that long.

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Penguins swimming on body of water

Penguins Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Daddy Penguins

Remember we talked about the daddy Penguins keeping the egg warm? Well, they don’t eat that whole time. They can go up to four months without eating and have to rely on their fat stores that they build up before breeding season.

Penguins Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Penguins Live in Africa!

When I say Penguin, you probably picture a snowy scene, all white and cold. But did you know some penguins live on the beaches of Africa? African penguins like to sun themselves and enjoy their days on the beach. I think I would rather live the beach Penguin life than standing in the cold. What about you?

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We hope you enjoyed learning more things about penguins as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic these animals are, you can move on to learn about other animals and birds like: Octopuses, Seals, Weasels, Dolphins, Kangaroos, Reindeer, Leopards and Jaguars, Rabbits and Flamingos

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