There are 17 species of colorful birds in this order. Penguins are found in the Southern Hemisphere from the Antarctic to the equator. They range in size from 1.5-3.7 feet in height. They are black or dark gray with white chests and stomachs. They have stiff, flipper-like wings; long bills; short legs; and webbed feet.
Their legs are set back on their bodies, and penguins have a unique waddling walk! Penguins don't fly. They use their torpedo-shaped bodies and flippers to dive and swim under water. Penguins eat fish, squid, and krill.