To celebrate, here are some (not so) fun facts you should know about penguins:
According to Defenders of Wildlife, some penguin populations have decreased 80%. Around 11 species are considered endangered or vulnerable.
Threats to penguins include:
- Plastic pollution - Industrial development - Climate change - Overfishing - Illegal egg harvesting
Still, you can help protect them by doing your part: - Don’t support the seafood industry! - Adopt a penguin! There are a bunch of really cool organizations that let you do so — The World Wildlife Fund being one of them. - Get involved with clean ups — especially oil spills, for they negatively impact penguin habitats.
🐧 📷: Jim Richardson (second photo)