Penguin Awareness Day is an annual American holiday celebrated on January 20th. Its goal is to increase public awareness of the issue of declining penguin populations. These cute flightless birds are endangered today, and we have the right to help them!
Penguins are considered aquatic birds. They cannot fly. Emperor penguins can be found off the coast of Antarctica. The growth of adults can reach more than 1,2 meters, and weight up to 50 kg.
Penguins eat fish and are very good swimmers. Their natural predators are sharks and seals. Today, many penguin species are threatened with extinction. Many scientists attribute this to oil spills from tankers off the coast of their habitat, others to suffocation of the environment and global warming. There are still disputes about this.
Animal advocates constantly monitor the state of the penguin population and provide assistance to sick individuals. The world must not allow these lovely, harmless creatures to disappear from the face of the Earth.
- The speed of movement of penguins in the water is from 5 to 10 km / h.
- It is believed that more than 60 varieties of penguins existed on Earth 40 million years ago. At the same time, the weight of some individuals exceeded 100 kg, and their height was comparable to the average height of a person.
- Small penguins are not at all like their “older” counterparts. Their weight is in the range of 1,5-2 kg, and their height does not exceed 45 cm. They live predominantly off the New Zealand and Australian coasts.
How to celebrate
Find out more interesting information about these birds at Penguin Awareness Day. It would not be superfluous to hold lectures or thematic events in schools or universities so that children know about the existing problem. You can provide financial support to organizations dedicated to the protection of penguins in the wild.
Share information about the holiday on social networks. Discuss with other users a possible solution to the declining penguin population.
When is Penguin Awareness Day celebrated in 2023?
Penguin Awareness Day is observed on January 20 each year.