To celebrate the world penguin day I present to you the macaroni penguin! Never heard of it before? Well that’s strange, considering that they are the most numerous penguin species in the world, with 18 million individuals. Their number have however decreased pretty rapidly since the 70’s, so they are still classified as threatened.
The fancy hairstyle (that could make donald trump jealous) is what gave the macaroni penguin it’s name. English explorers who discovered the penguin in the mid 1800 thought that the yellow crest on the birds heads resembled the hats worn by a certain group of fashionable young men, called “macaroni” (they were essentially the hipsters of the 18th century).