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Emperor Penguin
Name: Emperor Penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri.

Description: Large flightless black and white bird, during courting bright orange ear patches.

Location: Antarctica

Special Features:

  • Weigh between 20 and 45 kg (44 to 99 lb.)
  • Stand almost 4 ft. (1.2 meters)
  • Clump together in huge, huddled masses
  • Take turns moving to middle of group to stay warm
  • Cannot fly
  • Mom lays one egg, then leaves to feed
  • Father balances egg on feet and covers with his pouch to keep egg warm
  • After two months Mom returns to feed young
  • They do not build nests or establish territories
  • Diet: Fish, squid, & crustaceans

    Neat Fact: Emperor penguins are the largest of all penguins.

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