If Antarctica had a mascot, it would most definitely be the penguin. They are the main population on Antarctica, and they are damn cute. Sure – they smell…badly – but I found the odor pretty easy to overlook in light of their general adorableness. I personally think they could make a run to de-thrown the mighty teddy bear or puppy for most adorable creature.
Antarctica is home to 6 species of penguins - Adélies, Chinstraps, Emperors, Gentoos, Macaronis, and Rockhoppers. They mainly eat krill or fish and they have no real predators on land except skua birds who steal their eggs. Their predators in water are the leopard seal and the orca whales, but they can live in harmony with seals on land – a strange site.
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