Can penguins survive in hot wheather?
• United States
26 Nov 07
Having a daughter that just loves penguins, I learned that there are many species of penguins that lives in warmer climates. The King and Emperor are two that I honestly know that needs the cold climates to survive. Sad to say, there populations are slowly fading because of global warming.
24 Mar 07
Yeah, penguins live in many different places. Only certain types of penguins live in Antarctica. There are also South African, New Zealand, and Australian penguins, among others. Can you take an antarctic penguin and put it in New Zealand? No, of course not. It's body type and natural food isn't there. It needs to be in its natural habitat. However, not all penguins live in cold places.
• United States
2 Aug 08
no species of penguins could survive mediteranean weather. the farthest north you will ever find a penguin (in the wild) is madagascar, south africa, or the galapogos islands and if you look at a globe, that isn't really that far north. south africa and argentina are like the southern hemisphere's version of england, norway, or canada; they're places that are capable of being quite cold. after all they are all within a thousand miles of antarctica.
30 Mar 08
For antarctic penguins, the answer is definitely not. Any species have adapted their environment. The antarctic penguins have their own life style, human-being can not change it. They have thick fat and for the infancy penguins, their feather is dark easy to absorb the heat from the sun, which is lethal to them. I just have seen a documentary about the antartic penguins, which said one third of infancy penguins die from hot. They can't protect themself with their feather like their parents. So, I don't think antarctic penguins can survive the hot weather.