25 Fun Penguin Facts In Honor Of World Penguin Day

Published April 24, 2015
Updated November 9, 2023

In honor of National Penguin Day, we’ve rounded up these 25 penguin facts you probably didn’t know.

Whether they’re using icebergs as a slip and slide or hovering over their chicks to provide warmth, penguins are one of the most adorable bird species around. They are also one of the most fascinating.

In honor of World Penguin Day, we’ve rounded up these 25 penguin facts you probably didn’t know. So put aside all of your preconceived notions about penguins—we know you’ve watched at least one of the many penguin movies out these days—and see what makes these birds so interesting.

Macaroni Penguins

Penguin Facts

Penguin Clutch Nest

Facts About Penguins

Penguin History

Penguin Highways

Monogamous Penguin Facts

Cool Facts About Penguins

Penguin Facts Gland

Facts About Emperor Penguins

Penguin Rookery

Little Blue Penguin

Penguin Rookery

Adorable Emperor Penguins

Molting Penguin

Mating Penguin Facts

17 Penguin Species

Brown Penguin Chicks

Rockhopper Penguins

Penguin Parenting

Yellow Eyed Penguin Facts

Nesting of Penguins

Penguins Good Hearing

Breeding Cycle King Penguin

emperor penguin eggs

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And if you enjoyed these penguin facts, check out our other posts on fun facts and amazing facts about ocean animals!

Kiri Picone
Kiri Picone holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Pepperdine University and has been writing for various digital publishers for more than 10 years.
John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Picone, Kiri. "25 Fun Penguin Facts In Honor Of World Penguin Day." AllThatsInteresting.com, April 24, 2015, https://allthatsinteresting.com/penguin-facts. Accessed June 19, 2024.