The internet is giving me varying answers. It seems to definitely depend on the species, but in general penguins can get paddling along at a pretty good clip! One site says that penguins generally swim around 3-6mph. However, Emperor penguins can swim up to 9mph. Other websites give very conflicting info, though, with some reporting up to 96mph. Most sites, though, are indicating the data that I gave above.
It depends on the type of species. Emperor penguins have been observed swimming 8.9 mph. Kings and chinstraps have been recorded at 5.3 mph.
Flightless birds that have been well adapted to an aquatic life, penguins great speed is in their swim. The speed of a penguin really depends on the species. The typical speed for an adult penguin can be up to 10 kilometers per hour. Penguins can increase their speeds by swimming with a technique called “porpoising.”
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