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Midnight Musings: Do Penguins have Knees?

Joshua FilmerMay 21st 2014

Do penguins have knees?

Image Credit: Unknown
Image Credit: Unknown

In short, the answer is yes, they do. Actually, a penguin’s leg is not much different from our own. They have a femur, a tibia, a fibula, and (of course) knees. Penguins also actually have much longer legs than they appear too. The upper leg is covered by feathers because, well, if you lived in the Arctic, I’m pretty sure you’d want your thighs covered as well.

Those are penguin knees. Image Credit: Unknown
Those are penguin knees.
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More penguin knees Image Credit: Unknown
More penguin knees
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They look much taller this way! Image Credit: Unknown
They look much taller this way!
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Images taken from The Penguin Blog at the New England Aquarium

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