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Urist likes penguins for their coloration.

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Penguin - Penguin man - Giant penguin


· Egglaying

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 120 cm3
Mid: 2,000 cm3
Max: 4,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 3
Fat 3
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small flightless bird that lives on arctic shorelines.

Penguins are small creatures found inhabiting arctic oceans, where they spawn in groups of 5-10 individuals. Only as big as a blue peafowl, these tiny flightless birds are completely inoffensive, serving as little more than a distraction for a dwarf. They produce very few products when butchered, making hunting them for food rather worthless, though they are arguably useful as target practice, at least.

Penguins possess a pet value of 10, but unlike most animals, they are not trainable.

Some dwarves like penguins for their coloration, their waddling gait, and their way of flying through the water.

Admired for its waddling gait.