Penguins can cope with extreme cold

PENGUINS are warm-blooded, just like people, with a normal body temperature of about 37°C, so how do they stay warm in the cold places they live?

PENGUINS are warm-blooded, just like people, with a normal body temperature of about 37°C, so how do they stay warm in the cold places they live?

Like whales they have a layer of fat under their skin called blubber. Over this they are covered with a fluffy down of feathers and then a layer of outer feathers that seal in the warmth. Penguins also rub oil from a gland onto their feathers to make them water- and windproof.

But even with all this they still need some help to keep warm. Groups of penguins will huddle together, shoulder to shoulder, with their wings tight against their body to keep each other warm. -

kidzone.ws; penguinfacts.net; nationalgeographic.com

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