Today we celebrate World Penguin Day; an opportunity to sing the praises of the world’s 17-20 species of penguin. Across the Southern Hemisphere, penguins from the rockhopper to the gentoo are facing tough futures as our planet’s temperature continues to rise. Penguins feature on the IUCN Red List as threatened species, yet their comical waddling and mesmerising group huddles both remain instantly recognisable by us all.
Spare a thought for poor old penguins, today of all days. Or why not adopt one through WWF?: https://support.wwf.org.uk/adopt-a-penguin
Whatever form penguin appreciation takes for you, have a very happy World Penguin Day.
For a full list of global animal events taking place throughout the year please visit our Calendar.
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