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Penguins

What’s blaKing Penguinck and white and waddles around… it’s a penguin! You are probably thinking of lots of questions. You might think of why are penguins black and white? Or why don’t penguins fly? They are birds right?! And What penguins eat rather than fish? Well, I am going to answer all of those questions!

Why are penguins black and white? Because when they are cold they face their back black side to get warm and when hot face their white up to reflect the sun. And another reason is when they are swimming their white side up and black side down they are camouflaged and hard for their predators to see them.

Why can’t penguins fly? They are birds right?! Because Along time ago the penguins could fly (we think that they did fly long ago cause they are birds) but they started to do more swimming than flying so now they can’t fly. Did you know that the emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest penguin ever?

What food do penguins eat rather than fish? The diet of a king penguin is mainly fish and squid and a small amount of krill and other crustaceans. Fish is 80-100% of their diet, except in the winter it is 30-100%. Lantern fish is the main fish they eat.

It’s practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry. – Joe Moore. Did you know that Emperor penguins are endangered?! Penguins face his black side towards the sun to get warm, and when hot faces its white side to reflect the sun. Penguins don’t fly because they swim more than fly a long time ago. Penguins eat mainly fish and squid and krill. Imagine that you are in Antarctica and a shiver goes down your spine, and you see a little thing waddling towards you, IT IS A PENGUIN!

Penguin Cam | San Diego Zoo  Creative Commons License laikolosse via Compfight

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  1. Very good job Aubrey your facts are very fascinating you did a really good job. I also liked the pictures you added they went perfectly with the text.
    Good Job,
    Brandon

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