Diving Penguins

Playful Penguin Pastimes

Between staying warm, raising chicks, finding food and avoiding predators, a penguin's life may not sound like much fun.  But penguins have some playful pastimes -- many of which are surprisingly similar to human hobbies!

Tobogganing:  Penguins lie on their belly and toboggan through the ice and snow.  This helps them move quickly.

Surfing:  Penguins are often seen surfing through the waves onto land.

Diving:  Penguins dive off cliffs and ice flows into the water, hop back up onto the land and dive down again.  Line-ups for good diving spots can get very long!