*Waddle* *Waddle* Penguin Coming Through!
Found only below the Equator, there are 17 known species of penguins. No two are exactly alike and the Emperor is the largest of all. They are approximately 3 1/2 feet high, over 60
pounds and are warm blooded. Along with layers of blubber, they use their slick, tightly packed outer feathers as warmth. Emperor penguins can swim about 15 mph and stay under water for up to 18
What Do They Eat?
Fish, krill, crustaceans and squid seem to be favourites. During the breeding period, a male Emperor penguin can go for 15 weeks without food. When he finally eats, he may consume up to 30 pounds of
food at once!
Aww, the penguins are in love
Preying On Penguins
During mating season all penguins head for land. Each species has there own territory and when a male wants to attract a female, he throws back his head, out stretches his wings, and lets out a loud
The penguin's enemies include the leopard seal, seathbill, sea eagle, and blue-tongued lizard. The leopard seal alone can eat as many as 15 penguins in one day. Oil spills are also a great danger to
penguins. Their feathers get clogged with oil and can no longer protect from the cold. If the penguin tries to clean off the oil, they can be poisoned.
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