Penguins 101: Macaroni Penguins for Kids 10 Fun Facts - Animal Facts

Macaroni Penguins Facts You Don’t Want to Miss

Macaroni Penguins have it…and they flaunt it. They are blessed with several flashy features that make them stand out amongst other species of penguins. These features include a bright yellow-orange crest that resembles a pair of bushy eyebrows, red eyes, a thick dark orange beak with a fleshy patch of pink skin on each side and large pink feet. But don’t let their good looks fool you when it comes to defending their territory, Macaroni males are very aggressive and won’t shy away from a fight.

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Penguins 101: King Penguin 10 Facts for Children - Animal Facts

Penguins 101: King Penguin 10 Facts

The king penguin(Aptenodytes patagonicus)  is the second largest penguin in the world, exceeded in size solely by its closest relative, the even more grandly named emperor penguin. One of the more colorful penguins, the king penguin has a striking, spoon-shaped patch of orange-gold on either side of the neck that fades into a paler orange upper chest. Think of it as the penguin equivalent of ‘bling’!

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Humboldt Penguin Facts for Kids Penguins 101 #penguin

Penguins 101: Humboldt Penguin 10 Fun Facts

The Humboldt Penguin(Spheniscus Humboldt) (also termed Chilean penguin, Peruvian penguin, or patience) – a medium-sized, black and white penguin, that lives on the Pacific Coast of South America. Humboldt penguins share their name with the chilly Humboldt Current, which flows north from Antarctica along the Pacific Coast of South America, where the birds live. This is one of many ummm cool facts about a penguin with a proportionately large head.

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Penguins 101: Fiordland Crested Penguin Fun Facts for Kids #penguin - Animal Facts

Penguins 101: Fiordland Crested Penguin Fun Facts

The timidest of the crested penguins, the Fiordland crested penguin, or simply Fiordland Penguin(Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), endemic to New Zealand, only has a world population of around 3,000 breeding pairs. Also known as the New Zealand crested penguin, tawaki, pokotiwha, New Zealand penguin, thick-billed penguin, and Victoria penguin, Little is known about the marine ecology this beautiful bird.

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Penguins 101: New Zealand Erect-Crested Penguin 10 Fun Facts for Kids #penguin - Animal Facts

Penguins 101: New Zealand Erect-Crested Penguin 10 Fun Facts

Erect-crested penguins(Eudyptes sclateri) are perhaps some of the most mysterious of all penguin species. It’s one of the largest of the crested penguins and shares with the Fiordland and Snares penguins the distinctive feature of an upward-sweeping crest of long, yellow brush-like feathers above each eye, extending from the base of the bill to the top of the head. Unlike other crested penguins, however, the erect-crested penguin is able to raise and lower these stiff crest feathers.

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Penguins 101: Galapagos Islands Penguin Facts for Kids - Animal Facts

Galapagos Islands Penguins Facts and Information

When we think of Penguins, the equator is not the first place we’d think to find them. However, there is a species of penguin that lives exclusively in the tropics, where the climate is warm and entirely different from the habitats of the larger species. Their distribution is exclusively the Galapagos Islands of Charles Darwin fame, an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, some 563 miles west of continental Ecuador. Cool, huh … I mean ummm warm…

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