Teeth anyone?


Going through my photos of a recent trip to our zoo I came across this penguin photo.

The shot made me realize how vicious looking the inside of their mouths are; which is in stark contrast to the penguins themselves, which, let’s face it, we all think are cuddly, cute and funny to watch.

Turns out their tongue has rear-facing barbs to keep the swallowed wet fish to the back of their mouths and eventually down into their stomach.

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  1. Well they wouldn’t want to get fish guts on their Tuxedoes, would they?

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