Saturday, February 10, 2007

Penguins - Flightless Wonders Of The Animal World

Even though their wings are useless for venturing into the sky, don’t feel sorry for the penguin. They spend a majority of their time “flying” through the water sometimes at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. A penguin’s body is streamlined for zooming through the water - the flippers providing the speed, the feet and tail used for steering and braking. Not only are they great at maneuvering underwater, some penguins species are like tiny submarines. Gentoo penguins for example, can stay underwater for up to seven minutes and reach depths of nearly 330 feet.

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