For the pet counterpart to this animal, see Pet Penguin.
The Penguin is a non-member land and ocean animal that was released on February 17, 2012. It was a members-only animal until it became available for all Jammers on June 21, 2012. It was put on clearance on December 14, 2017, and left on December 24, 2017. Starting around October 5, 2018, a single Penguin could be obtained by all Jammers by entering "penguins" as a code. It later returned to the "Choose an Animal" screen for all Jammers on October 12, 2018.
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
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 propping them up 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 and 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.
If a non-member enters the "penguins" code while they already have two active animals, the Penguin will be locked even if the player recycles one of their active animals after the fact. However, the player can still use it if their active animals are both land-only by simply traveling to an underwater area, which will automatically switch to the locked Penguin.
There is a glitch that was discovered on December 20, 2018, where, if a Penguin does the Play action, they will freeze mid-bow. Jammers call this the "T" pose.
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The hint for the Penguin before it was announced
The announcement just before Penguins were introduced