What’s white and black, and read all over? Our Penguin quiz!

Test your smarts about Antarctica’s cutest critter.

1Who am I? I like to work with my fellow penguins while we forage. I am pretty fast. I can waddle at a cool 1.5 miles per hour. When it is extremely cold, I like to cuddle with my colony like one big happy family. A fun fact about me, I am the largest penguin species, and can go deeper in water than any other bird. Also, I am not James Bond but it It looks like I am wearing a tuxedo I am the…
 
 
2Who am I? I like to hunt, but not for more than three minutes because I get tired. Some would say I am French, and I think everyone is jealous of me because I got my name after an area in Antarctica. I have white circles around my eyes, and I like to follow the sun, even though my scientific name means “Rump legged.” I am the…
 
 
3Who am I? I like to venture offshore around 50 miles to forage, and when I’m not foraging, I’m socializing. I like crowds, and I’m known for my flipper and hand waving. It’s always a party. When I am on land, I like to slide everywhere. I can break rocks with my piercing screeches! Sadly due to climate change I am losing my brothers and sisters. I am the …
 
 
4Who am I? My orange plume feathers make me unique. My name is an 18th-century word that means I dressed beyond the fashion norm. I will go to great lengths to find the perfect hunting site, a cool 200 miles far away. My name also means “good diver,” and “golden crest.” I am the largest crested penguin, and I do not waddle, I hop. I am the…
 
 
5Who am I? I can live up to 30 years. I am the emblem of the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland. I will leave the colony when I am young and I will return when I am ready to mate. I carry my egg with me at all times on my feet. There are roughly 4 million of us around the world. I do not wear a crown, but I should. I am the…
 
 
6Who am I? I am known for being the fastest swimming penguin. I can stay underwater for about 7 minutes. I have a peculiar name (I’m not really sure how I got it), but it makes me unique. I have a long tail, and I am the third largest penguin. I am picky: I will only breed in areas clear of snow and ice. I am the…
 
 

Answers: Question 1: Emperor Penguin; Question 2: Adelie Penguin; Question 3: Chinstrap Penguin; Question 4: Macaroni Penguin; Question 5: King Penguin; Question 6: Gentoo Penguin