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penguin awareness day - what is a penguin?

As it’s #PenguinAwarenessDay over on Twitter, we thought we’d take the time to write a quick guide to help you become more aware of penguins.

This is a penguin. It is black and white. It has a beak and some flippers. It’s bird-like but, at the same time, not bird-like at all. To recap, this is a penguin.

Is this a penguin? It’s black and white, yes, but where are the bird-like features? This is a panda. Not a penguin. An angry penguin can most likely be appeased by a healthy piece of fish, not so much a panda. Don’t get the two confused.

Yes, this is a penguin. Well-spotted. Ten points to Gryffindor.

But is this a penguin? Once again, it’s black and white but remember what we learned from the panda. That’s right, not everything black and white is a penguin. This is a zebra. You can tell the difference between the two because this isn’t a penguin. It is a zebra.

What’s that, you say? This is definitely a zebra? Close. This is a zebra crossing. That’s right, we tricked you. Sorry about that. We hope you can forgive us.

Wait, don’t answer yet. The numerous black and white lines might lead you to think this is a zebra crossing but stop, look again. That’s right, it’s a group of penguins. Excellent work. 10/10.

We hope this has helped you become more aware of penguins on Penguin Awareness Day. Thank you.