Category: Aquatic Animals

  • Can You Have A Penguin As A Pet? ????

    Can You Have A Penguin As A Pet? ????

    No, If you live in the US, Europe, or many other places. You can’t have penguins as pets as they are a protected species and need licenses to be kept. When Can You Have A Penguin As A Pet? Never. Penguins are super cute – and as with most small animals that we see in…

  • Can Penguins Jump? ???? (Explained)

    Can Penguins Jump? ???? (Explained)

    Yes – penguins can jump. They either bound about with both feet on rocks or ice – and they can leap great distances out of the water onto dry land. How High Can Penguins Jump? Penguins have two jumping techniques – and both evolved because of their adaptation to living an aquatic lifestyle. The first…

  • Do Penguins Have Feathers? ????

    Do Penguins Have Feathers? ????

    Yes – all penguins have feathers. Penguins are birds – like pigeons and ostrich – and are covered from head to flipper in lovely insulating feathers. Why Do Penguins Have Feathers? Birds evolved many MANY eons ago and developed specialized hairs that we call feathers. Since that first feather – found in fossils from 150MYA…

  • How Long Can Penguins Stay Underwater? ????

    How Long Can Penguins Stay Underwater? ????

    Penguins can hold their breath for up to 20 minutes at a time. Penguins are great swimmers and spend their lives in the open ocean hunting underwater. Can Penguins Breathe Underwater? Unlike fish – birds cannot breathe underwater. Birds – like mammals – breathe air and haven’t yet evolved a way to breathe underwater. Even…

  • Do Polar Bears Eat Penguins?

    Do Polar Bears Eat Penguins?

    No, But only for one reason. Penguins live around the South Pole – and Polar Bears only live around the North Pole: 20,000 kilometers apart. So no, Polar Bears do not eat penguins, because they can’t get to them. Would Polar Bears Eat Penguins? It would certainly be an unfortunate affair for the penguin –…

  • Do Seals Eat Penguins?

    Do Seals Eat Penguins?

    Yes, the Seals eat penguins. Most penguins live in and around Antarctica – but so do many big seals. Unfortunately, all seals are carnivores, so some of them do actually eat penguins. Which Seals Eat Penguins? There are many species of seals that share a habitat with a variety of penguin species – and often…