As the penguin jumps down, its body appears stiff and straight. Nevertheless, not quite flying, but it has its wings spread. The penguin’s shadow is a lot fatter than the actual bird due to the angle of the sun. The large boulder behind it is covert in guano and adds a white color against the brown rock.
Although African penguins look classy because of their coat that looks like a tux, they are, in fact, rather clumsy animals on land. However, in the water, with their incredible streamlined body, they can propel themselves faster to catch fish. The oily substance on their feathers helps them to glide through the water. Their webbed feet also push them more quickly. Not only does it help with speed, but it also helps insulate them in cold temperatures. It traps the body’s heat under the feathers. Contrastingly, during hot weather, the African penguin uses pink around its eyes to keep fresh. They send more blood through the pink gland as this is a way to cool the blood from the outside air.
The African penguin, Spheniscus demersus, IUCN red list classifies it as endangered.
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