- Penguins can be found on every continent of the Southern hemisphere.
- There are 17 different species of penguins the tallest of which is the Emperor Penguin.
- The fastest species of penguin is the Gentoo Penguin which can reach speeds of up to 22 mph.
- Penguins are social animals and many varieties of penguins nest, swim and feed in groups.
- Some species of penguins spend as much as 75 per cent of their lives in the water where they hunt and only ever leave the water for breeding or molting.