Why Do Penguins Go Tobogganing?

The emperor penguin, which always looks like it is dressed up to go to the opera, loves to go tobogganing.

This delightful bird likes the snow and the ice and usually waddles along standing erect. Nature has given the penguin strong wings covered with scale-like feathers. The penguin uses these as flippers when swimming.

These birds are very playful and often, just to have a good time, lie on their chest and slide along on the ice. If they want to go fast, they use their wings like flippers and push themselves along. Sometimes, they use their feet the same way.

When they get tired of tobogganing, they flop up to their feet with the greatest of ease.

Penguins use tobogganing as a method to get around as their environment can often be difficult to walk on.

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