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Of the 18 penguin species, how many live in very cold areas all year long?
Do penguins drink salt water?
Yes—they have a special gland that removes the salt.
No—it would kill them.
No—they don't like the taste of salt.
What is a penguin colony called?
Where do emperor and king penguins keep their eggs?
On their feet
Under their wings
In a nest
Penguins live only in
the Northern Hemisphere.
the Southern Hemisphere.
Most penguins have their babies
wherever they happen to be.
in the same place every year.
Male and female penguins
are easy to tell apart.
look very much alike.
avoid each other.
What makes penguin bones different from the bones of flying birds?
Penguin bones are made of cartilage.
Penguin bones are solid instead of hollow.
Penguin bones can't be broken.
Penguins have to watch out for leopard seals. Leopard seals can eat
15 Adelie penguins a day.
15 Adelie penguins a week.
15 Adelie penguins a month.
The only bird capable of diving 900 feet underwater is
the emperor penguin.
the little blue penguin.
When penguins fall on their bellies and slide along like sleds, it is called
the electric slide.
Do penguins make any noises?
Yes, they can softly coo.
Yes, they can be quite loud.
How do Adelie penguins say "hello" to each other?
They slap their flippers together.
They raise their beaks and spread their wings.
They bump bellies.
At times, baby penguins may eat ______ of food per hour.
half a pound
In captivity, what was the longest time any penguin ever lived?
More than 30 years
Where do penguins like to spend most of their time?
In the air
What kinds of food do penguins like to eat?
Kelp and other sea plants
Krill, fish, and squid
Seals and small dolphins
Why do penguins have a tuxedo-like pattern on their bodies?
They like to look elegant.
It keeps them warm.
It makes them hard to see underwater.
Which of these statements about penguin nests is true?
Penguins build their nests in the crags of cliffs.
Penguin nests can be made of sticks, seaweed, feathers, or moss.
Penguins never build nests.
Why are penguins in danger?
Because people make their skins into coats.
Because people are taking over their habitat.
Because the oceans are becoming polluted.
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