Sunday Sketch: World Penguin Day

Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) spend their lives in arguably the most extreme conditions in the Antarctic. To conserve heat while on land, they have a strong tail protected by insulation and stiff feathers that they can use as a kickstand or tripod! These penguins rock back on their β€œheels” to reduce the surface area exposed to ice or snow on the ground.

Happy World Penguin Day!

Sketch and fact contributed by Karli Chudeau

[Edited by Adrian Perez]

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