Penguins eat fish, but can't taste them: study

February 18, 2015 5:55 PM

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Penguins eat fish, but can't taste them: study

Penguins, it seems, can't really taste their dinners. They aren't able to pick up on sweetness, bitterness, or a meaty flavor known as umami, a study finds.

Instead, they can only taste sourness and saltiness, the BBC reports. That sets them apart from other birds, most of which lack the ability to taste sweetness but can still pick up on the other basic tastes.

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