Penguin Checks

The distinct tuxedo-like appearance of a Penguin is fasinating. You may think they are a formal creature but the black and white plumage serves as a camouflage while swimming. The black on their back is hard to see from above and the white on the front looks like the sun reflecting off the surface of the water when seen from below. As cute as they are 13 of the 17 penguin species are considered either threatened or endangered.