World Penguin Day - April 25
Thu, Apr 25, 2024

World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to penguins. It is designed to raise awareness about these birds and the need to improve measures to protect penguins, in order to preserve and increase the population. It is celebrated annually on April 25.


The holiday was originally celebrated by researchers at the McMurdo station on Ross Island. Specialists noticed that around April 25 the mass migration of these birds starts. Later, at the end of the 20th century, World Penguin Day was established, which was supported by various environmental organizations, their activities aimed at protecting animals and preventing the extinction of their species.

Since the 1950s, the penguin population has declined by more than 70%. This is mainly due to climate change. Global warming is disrupting the penguins’ natural habitat. In addition, for some time, birds have been hunted for their fat in order to make butter.

To prevent further extinction of penguins, it is necessary to take measures to improve the ecology and slow down global warming by optimizing human activities. It is also necessary to establish observation bases and introduce strict monitoring of penguins in the wild to prevent them from being hunted.

Interesting facts

  • Penguins lack the ability to fly, but are excellent swimmers. The Emperor penguin is the fastest – it can reach speeds of up to 48 km/h in the water.
  • Escaping from predators, penguins can jump out of the water to a height of up to 2 meters.
  • According to studies by scientists, penguins have been around for more than 70 million years and could even make it to the age of the dinosaurs.

How to celebrate

Explore more information about these birds today. Financially support organizations that work to protect penguins and support their numbers. Visit national wildlife refuges to see penguins for real.

Share the post on social networks. Ask users if they like penguins. Have they seen them in real life?

When World Penguin Day celebrated in 2024?

World Penguin Day is observed on April 25 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday April 25 2024
Friday April 25 2025