Do Penguins Have Knees?

Yes, penguins do have knees! A penguin’s leg is made up of a short knee, knee, tibia, and femur. Penguins have very short legs because the feathers cover their upper leg bones. Let’s first discuss the anatomy of a penguin. It is hard to believe that these large, squat-like bipeds can…

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Why Do Penguins Huddle Together?

Emperor penguins are able to stay warm in Antarctica’s cold by huddle. Researchers now model the inner workings of the huddle by looking through fluid dynamics. Francois Blanchette from the University of California Merced is an applied mathematician who says that it took a lot of serendipity for him to…

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