All About Penguins

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It's widely known that penguins are flightless birds, and are swimmers instead. The fastest penguin—the gentoo—can reach top speeds of 22 mph (35.4 km/h). Learn more about this unique animal, including how they find their young in tightly packed crowds of thousands of penguins.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Anchovies are a top meal choice for Galapagos Penguins. 00:07

  2. Pelicans dive beak first into shallow anchovy habitats in order to disrupt the penguin's eating pattern. 00:44

  3. The weight of the water in a pelican's beak when attempting to catch fish is too much to fly with, so they must release some before eating. 01:23

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