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22 Reasons Why Penguins Are Hands Down The Best Animals On Earth

Penguins are better than everything. Everything.

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2. Their classy coatings aren't just stylish, they camouflage them from rude predators.

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It's called "countershading." Predators swimming above them can't see them because their black backs blend in with the darkness of the ocean, and those swimming beneath them can't see them because their white bellies blend with the light in the sky. GENIUS.

20. They're also amazing parents.

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When a penguin egg is laid, its father incubates it on top of its feet waiting for it to hatch, barely moving or eating himself for two months. Meanwhile, mom is off doing some heavy duty fishing to make sure Junior has food to eat. Parents of the year.

Thirty-something from Louisville, KY. Made of bourbon and awesome.

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