FEATHERED-FRIENDS FACTS Peculiarities
According to Monterey Bay Aquarium's penguin curator, Christina Slager:
There are 18 different species of penguins, all from the Southern Hemisphere.
Their closest living relative is the albatross.
They're amazing swimmers, but they don't use their feet like ducks to propel them. Instead, they use their flipper-like wings.
They have more feathers than any other bird: 70 per square inch.
They can't fly because they're too heavy, thanks to solid bones. (Most birds have hollow bones.)
Their diet consists of small fish, squid, shrimp and krill.