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Penguins are sea birds mentioned in the How to Train Your Dragon Book series.

Description

Penguins (Family Spheniscidae) are native to the Southern Hemisphere, not the Northern Hemisphere where historic Vikings resided. These winged, yet flightless birds occur in a range of climates from temperate to arctic along coastlines of Africa, South America, Australia, and Antarctica. Penguins are able to nimbly 'fly' through water, but not in air. Their diet consists mainly of fish. Predators include sharks, killer whales, seals, humans, and some other creatures.

Function

Penguins mainly do not have a function in the Book series, except as a food item the Romans eat. Penguins have been eaten historically by humans, but is not consumed in great number today.

Appearances

How to Train Your Dragon

Hiccup tells Toothless a joke in order to get him to go fishing.

What's black and white and red all over? A sunburned penguin
  — Hiccup in Dragonese  


How to Speak Dragonese

The Fat Consul's dining menu is listed in this Book, and includes "Double Reptoburger with extra cheese and piccalilli penguins".

The Day of the Dreader

The ship that Hiccup rides in an attempt to find the Dreader is called The Fat Penguin.

References

Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Penguin on Wikipedia

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