WORLD PENGUIN DAY
World Penguin Day is the day we recognize the penguin. While we all think of a penguin as a cute black and white animal, did you know there are 17 species of penguins, and all of their natural habitats are in the Southern hemisphere? The reason World Penguin Day is celebrated on April 25th is it is near the date of the annual northward migration of penguins.
When is World Penguin Day?
April 25th. Same date every year.
Type of Holiday
Fun Holiday. Not official.
How is World Penguin Day celebrated?
- World Penguin Day is a great opportunity to appreciate one of the few native birds of Antarctica
- Wear black and white to celebrate the day
- Spend a little time learning about Penguins
- Watch a documentary of these cute and popular, grounded birds
- Watch “March of the Penguins”
- Share a penguin joke among your friends
- Penguins do not fly. Rather, they walk, or waddle their way to and from.
- Penguins are found in Antarctica, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Peru, the Falkland Islands, and the Galapagos
World Penguin Day Trivia/Facts:
- The emperor penguin is the largest of the 17 penguin species.
- Today, there are about 595,000 adult penguins.
- From the time they are born, they live their life around the Antarctic ice.
- They incubate eggs like other birds, but in temperatures nearing -50 degrees Celsius.
- The largest among them is the emperor penguin, that grows up to 4 feet.
- The smallest is the Little Blue penguin that stands about 16 inches. They are excellent swimmers and the fastest ones can swim at speeds of about 22 mph.
- World Penguin Day coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins around April 25th
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on April 25th :
- David Moyess – Soccer Coach
- Alex Shibutani – Figure Skater
- Johnathan Thurston – Rugby Player
- Talia Shire – Movie actress
- Raphael Varane – Soccer player
- Todd Howard – Game designer
- Saygin Yalcin – Entrepreneur
- Hank Azaria – Voice Actor
- Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs – French-born U.S. astronomer
- Meyer Fortes – English social anthropologist