For the pet counterpart to this animal, see Pet Penguin
Adorable and quick, penguins are perfect animals for Jammers who are speedy and wouldn't mind living with all their friends!
~ Animal Jam Insider's Guide summary on the Penguin
The Penguin is a non-member land and ocean animal that was released on February 17, 2012. They were formerly members-only until they became available for all Jammers on June 21, 2012.
Penguins are in default light navy-blue, with a white underbelly and emerald green eyes in official Animal Jam artwork, and are depicted similarly, except possessing charcoal-gray eyes.
Sits with their wings behind them, with flippers resting on ground with feet directly in front of it
Stands on one foot, wobbles, then switches to the other and spins
Lays on back, breathing quickly
Hops quickly, appearing to fatten as touching ground
Flips forward, wheels to the side, flips backwards, and bows left-right
Swims in an Egg Beater Paddle
Reeling fins, places a fin on beak and sinks downward
Swims downward and up
Swims in circles
Inflates, and exhales bubbles; spinning in a circle
Marco, who is believed to be the Penguin Alpha, would be smaller than the average Animal Jam Penguin due to his species being different, and compared to a normal penguin might be very small. Based on his appearance, Marco could possibly be a Rockhopper Penguin.
The Penguin's belly color is a secret white that the player cannot obtain. Once they change its color, they won't be able to get it back unless a new penguin is purchased.
If a penguin is wearing a slingshot while sleeping, a strange glitch causes the slingshot to move up and down, get bigger, shrink, and grow bigger again. This pattern repeats.
Penguins were the second non-member underwater animal available.