Name: Emperor Penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri.
Description: Large flightless black and white bird, during courting bright orange ear patches.
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
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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