Amazing (and Hilarious) Facts You Never Knew About Everyone's Favorite Bird...Penguins! | 22 Words

Penguins are one of the few animals in nature that everyone can agree are totally awesome.

They're cute, they fall in love, and they're often about as clumsy as we humans are. But beyond that cuteness there's a lot going on, so for today, World Penguin Day, let's honor them by sharing a little more info on the black and white birds.

You're probably only familiar with a few, but there's a wide range of penguins.

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Well, this is the cutest thing in the history of the world.

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What would you do if you encountered a five-foot-tall prehistoric penguin?

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You can roast them. They don't mind.

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This one isn't so much a fact as it is an amazing pic of a penguin in action.

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The black and white is actually camouflage.

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This side-by-side means they survived the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs.

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When they shed their feathers, they look awesome.

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Most live in colonies of about 100 birds.

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Sometimes, the males stay home to sit on the eggs while the females hunt.

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Both parents supervise the young for the first few months until they're self-sufficient.

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Emperor penguins may be cute, but they steal unsupervised babies to raise as their own.

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