Penguins were created on day 5, along with all the other fish and bird kinds. Penguins share much in common with both of these kinds because, while they are birds, they don’t fly, and they spend much of their time in the water.
These flightless birds seem to have been created specifically for the colder climates they inhabit:
- They have a layer of blubber that insulates them from the cold.
- They produce an oil from a gland near their tail that makes their feathers waterproof.
- As parents, they are able and willing to prevent their eggs and the newly-hatched young from freezing to death in the harsh weather.
Did you know that the fossil record indicates that at one time, some penguins were as tall as humans? But they were still penguins, they didn’t evolve into a different kind of bird (or dinosaur) and they haven’t evolved from something else. They are just another example of the wonders of God’s creation.