Penguin Awareness Day is today, Jan. 20. Why is there a need for Penguin Awareness Day? According to Phys.org, penguins are in trouble. Penguins continue to be one of the most threatened species on the planet. Climate change, oil pollution, an insufficient food supply due to competition from fisheries and getting caught in fishing nets are causing a rapid decline in the population of our tuxedo-bearing friends.
In honor of Penguin Awareness Day, we have collected some adorable GIFs to help you celebrate these magnificent creatures and bring awareness to their critical situation.
They may be tiny, but their attitudes are fierce!
They stick together.
Don’t mind this darling little penguin as it slides its way to stardom.
They may be flightless, but don’t let that fool you. They are skilled athletes.
They don’t like to believe they are flightless. They still give it their best shot.
Penguins don’t hesitate to motivate their friends by plunging them right into the deep end.
They know how to get down and have a good time. You do you, tiny penguin.
Just look at this adorable little fluff ball waddling its way across the snowy ice. Cuteness overload.
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Hey, that waddling business is tough. We won’t judge this tiny chick for needing some assistance.
Remember what I said about fierce attitudes? We could all take a lesson in bravery from this courageous penguin.