World Penguin Day

Today is World Penguin Day. April 25 was chosen as a day to celebrate penguins by a researcher who noticed that Adele penguins leave Antarctica and swim north for the winter at this time of year. All penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere, the southern half of the world, and it gets cold at this time of year because the seasons are the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere. The Adele penguin is one of 18 different kinds of penguins. Not all penguins live in Antarctica however. When I was in New Zealand, I saw yellow-eyed penguins and little penguins in the wild. Penguins also live in Australia, Argentina, South Africa, and on some of the islands in the seas around Antarctica.  (123 words)