A penguin, a flightless bird adapted to water and ice. Variously depicted as a full, black-bodied penguin with a white belly and orange bill or as a penguin head.
Often used with an affectionate or playful tone or in association with the cold. Occasionally used to represent a puffin.
Apple and WhatsApp’s designs feature a penguin head, with Apple’s bearing a yellow patch on its head, as an emperor penguin. Other major platforms feature a penguin standing in full profile, facing forward or left.
📅 Penguin was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.