Penguins (celebrated on this day in addition to World Penguin Day on April 25th) are beautiful flightless birds whose habitat is constantly at risk. Penguins live in cold places with lots of ice and snow, so global warming has greatly affected their numbers. January 20th is a day to raise awareness of the dangers facing all species of penguins around the world.
More About Penguins
Nothing like seeing a small fluffy penguin waddle around the icy lands of their home. Those fatherless birds that we love so dearly though, are slowly dropping in population.
Penguins live within the southern hemisphere of the world, meaning they live south of the equator. Within the southern hemisphere, penguins live on islands of varying kinds. The two types of environments that penguins live in are temperate or subantarctic climates. Penguins often spend their time swimming within these island landscapes, hunting for fish for themselves to eat.
There are 17 species of penguin that live within the southern hemisphere, living in varying climates usually swimming and eating. One of the most notable of the species are emperor penguins. Those who have seen happy feet, emperor penguins are one of the main species of the movie. These species of penguins are all hunted by common natural predators such as leopard seals, fur seals, whales, and sharks. Penguins often travel in groups to distract the predators that hunt them.
However, what is killing the penguin population over time? That is the question that has researchers baffled and unsure of what is causing it. Some found that the decreased population of krill was responsible for some of the population drop while many other found that their environments have caused their lands to be overgrown with vegetation.
So what are some ways to help raise awareness of this alarming fact? Tell a friend or family member about the condition of the penguins let people know what is happening to the penguins all over the world. This will help us and you to raise the awareness of others to get the penguins their help!
Penguins need our help. By telling others and getting the information out there, we will be able to make a difference in their lives. Allowing us to save their species from extinction. By saving one group of species we not only save their group, but it allows us to save the rest if the world one part at a time.