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Transcript of Emperor Penguins
Average life time in the wild: 15-20 years
Average size: 115cm (45in)
Weight: Up to 40kg (88lbs)
Group name: Colony Interesting Facts Emperor penguins are the largest of all penguins.
Emperor penguins will huddle to block wind and gain warmth. Once the penguin will warm up a bit it will move to the perimeter of the group so that other penguins can enjoy protection from icy elements.
Male emperors keep the new laid eggs warm, but they do not sit on them like many other birds. Male Emperors Male emperors keep the new eggs warm but they do not sit on them, instead they stand and protect their eggs from the elements by balancing them on their feet and covering them with feathered skin known as brood pouch. A male Emperor warming his egg. Emperor penguins have short thick feathers and a layer of blubber to help them survive in Antarctica's frigid conditions.
Also Emperor penguins will cuddle to gain warmth and block wind. Emperor penguin colonies are found primarily on pack-ice along the coastline of the Antarctic continent. http://animals.nationalgeographic.com google images The Emperor penguin have their breeding surprisingly at the winter darkness from March-May. The male takes care of the eggs for the first two months and the female hunts for food. The male emperor can hold up for nine weeks with out any food! The emperor penguins create colonies for breeding. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Penguin Youtube Antarctica's food web By Mika and Fernanda scientific name: Aptenodytes forsteri http://wiki.answers.com