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British Institutes Como’s Today’s memory

World Penguin Day

April 25

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World Penguin Day is an annual celebration dedicated to one of the most amazing birds in the world. It is observed on April Each year the emperor penguin migrates northwards for breeding purposes. This migration happens in March or April, that is why World Penguin Day is celebrated on April 25.

By the way, penguins live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. However, contrary to a popular misconception, they don’t only live in Antarctica. Penguins are also found in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa (remember the penguins of Madagascar?), Peru, Chile, the Galapagos Islands, and the Falkland Islands.

Penguins can’t fly, but they are perfectly adapted to swimming underwater. There are between 18 and 20 living penguin species, ranging in size from 13 inches in height (the little penguin) to 48 inches in height (the emperor penguin).

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