Estimated reading time: 1 minute
Penguins are some of the most adorable and beloved animals. International Penguin Day is celebrated on 25th April each year and is an educational initiative that encourages people to learn more about penguins, their environment, and how important they are to the ecosystem.
International Penguin Day takes place during the annual northward migration of the Adélie penguins, a species of penguin that is native to Antarctica. Adélie penguins migrate north to gain access to food in the winter months and then return to the coastal beaches in the summer to build their nests.
This holiday is dedicated to all the penguins in the world and the aim is to raise awareness of climate change on these animals, as many penguins have to migrate further to find food, reducing their population. Out of a total of 17 species living in the world, 11 of them have been classified as endangered or vulnerable.
[Photo from Unsplash]