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Penguins are an order of flightless birds living in the southern hemisphere.

Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not, contrary to popular belief, found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica.

Penguins seem to have no fear of humans and have approached groups of explorers without hesitation.

This is probably on account of there being no land predators in Antarctica or the nearby offshore islands that prey on or attack penguins.

Instead, penguins are at risk at sea from such predators as the leopard seal.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Penguin", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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