Started as an educative initiative, World Penguin Day encourages the masses to learn more about penguins. Learning about penguins can include getting to know their environment better and also how important the penguins are to our ecosystem. To know more about this holiday, here are some facts and history about World Penguin Day-
World Penguin Day takes place during the annual northern migration of Adelie penguins. These penguins are one of the most popular species of penguins and are native to Antarctica. The Adelie penguins migrate to the north individually in order to get better access to food throughout the winter season and then following the summers, they again return to the beaches on Antarctica to build their nests.
On this day of Penguins, the popular group of scientists, Penguin Watch had done a live Q & A session on Twitter and had an interesting interaction with the followers. They also posted many tweets about World Penguin Day and its importance in counting the penguins. Here are some of the interesting tweets by the Penguin Watch Twitter handle.
Missed our live Q&A on YouTube? Not to worry, our #penguinologists will be doing a Twitter take over on @OxfordSparks all day tomorrow (24/04, BST) and Saturday for #WorldPenguinDay. Get your 🐧 questions ready! pic.twitter.com/plkNTIS1H8— Penguin Watch (@penguin_watch) April 23, 2020
HAPPENING NOW! Go to 👉 https://t.co/i0h3qG8ZWl and indulge in some penguin-y goodness on a Thursday afternoon 😊🐧— OxfordSparks (@OxfordSparks) April 23, 2020
Don't forget - it's #WorldPenguinDay on Saturday!#penguins #Antarctica #conservation #scienceathome @PenguiNacho @penguin_watch pic.twitter.com/3KulhliG0v
Happy #EarthDay! Looking for a fun way to celebrate from home? Try joining our team of #citizenscientists counting seals and penguins on @the_zooniverse at https://t.co/si7x86hyXZ and https://t.co/AfEJu1aap4 pic.twitter.com/mRNpVgpcik— Seal Watch (@seal_watch) April 22, 2020
This holiday of the World Penguin Day was created at McMurdo Station, which is an American Research center on Ross Island. It was observed and noticed by the researchers that the Adelie penguins specifically start migrating on this day, and hence created this holiday in order to pass a way to the time and give social awareness to these creatures. And hence this holiday of the World Penguin Day is to encourage people to work towards protecting the waters, from human activities such as pollution and the burning of fossil fuels so that these creatures can migrate effectively.