The name for a group of penguins varies based on whether the penguins being described are on land or at sea. "Rookery," "waddle" or "colony" are all three terms that are used in reference to a group of penguins on land, while a group of penguins floating at sea is referred to as a "raft."Know More
A small group of penguin chicks is called a "crèche." Penguin chicks form crèches to help them stay warm until they develop their plumage.
Penguins are unique in that the male watches the nest for up to 2 weeks at a time after the female lays one to two eggs inside. While the male is busy nesting, the female hunts for food. Upon her return, she nests while the male takes his turn hunting.Learn more about Penguins
Penguin sizes range from the largest penguin species, which can be as tall as 45 inches and weigh as much as 60 to 90 pounds, to the smallest penguin, which only reaches 12 inches in height and weighs 2 to 3 pounds. There are varying species in between at differing heights and weights.Full Answer >
Adult emperor penguins, the largest penguin species, stand at an average of 45 inches in height and weigh 88 pounds. These flightless birds are exclusive to the Antarctic ice and surrounding waters.Full Answer >
According to information from the Antarctica government, the Emperor penguin is capable of a 22-minute underwater stay, up to a depth of 984 feet. The length of a typical stay is three to six minutes.Full Answer >
All known species of penguins live naturally in the southern hemisphere of the world. They actually occupy habitats which are located on each of the five continents within the southern hemisphere.Full Answer >