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 a members-only animal until they became available for all Jammers on June 21, 2012. It was put on clearance on December 14, 2017, and left stores on December 24, 2017.
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 the ground with feet directly in front of it.
Stands on one foot, wobbles, and then switches to the other and spins.
Lays on it's back, breathing quickly.
Hops quickly, appearing to fatten intensely as touching the ground.
Flips forward, wheels to the side, flips backward, and bows left-right.
Swims in an Egg Beater Paddle.
Reeling fins, places a fin on beak and sinks downward.
Swims downwards and upwards.
Swims in circles.
Inflates, and exhales bubbles; spinning in a circle.
Marco, who is believed to be the Penguin Alpha, would be larger than the average Animal Jam Penguin due to his species being different, compared to an AJ penguin, Marco is much larger. 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.