Do Penguins Have Knees?

Penguins Have Knees & Feathers

People tend to use Google to ask two important penguin-related questions:

  1. Do penguins have feathers?
  2. Do penguins have knees?

HInt: Yes

The answer to both: yes.

Yes, penguins have knees. Their knees are covered in feathers (see below), but they’re definitely there.

these guys figured it out and went for warmer weather

Also, penguins have feathers, but those feathers are optimized for keeping them warm in the snow and ocean water. If a penguin were to lose its feathers, it would freeze to death, unless it gets a wetsuit.

The penguins I’ve encountered in South Africa and Australia were ungainly on land but extremely quick and agile in the water. Also, they smell kind of funky and they bite.

Penguins are amazing creatures, swimming the equivalent of several marathons just to find a meal. They’re cute, but also tough as nails. If you get a chance to see theĀ Penguin Island documentary series, by all means do so.

About Jordan

Jordan Matthew Yerman started writing during his third year of high school, where his teacher discouraged his use of the eff-word as "crude, unnecessary and uncouth". While attending UC San Diego for his degree in Political Science, Jordan picked up acting; he would later attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, living in the UK for four years before relocating to New York City. To get by, he has worked as a proofreader, model, technical consultant, HR trainer, sign-placer, sales director, crate stacker, bartender, photographer, real estate broker, and as an exhibit at the Bronx Museum. As an actor, Jordan has performed in the USA, England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands, from stage to indie screen to voiceover, including London's West End. Jordan has been around the world 2 3/4 times. He currently lives in Vancouver and works in New Media; capital N, capital M. You can reach him via jordan at international jet trash dot com.

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