The Emperor Penguin

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic


Emperor penguins are truly beautiful birds. The largest of different species of penguins, emperor penguins grow about 45 inches tall. Adults have a white stomach and a black head, back tail and wings. They also have yellowish-golden markings on the sie of their head and neck. They inhait Antarctica, Earth's southernmost continent, where tempeatures drop to as low as -60 degrees Celsius. To survive in such low temperatures, these brilliant birds  have special adaptations. They have large stores of insulating body fat and several layers of scale like feathes that protect them from icy winds. The huddle in large groups to keep themselves, and each other, warm. By the time the female lays her egg, she develops a big appetite. She passes the egg to the male before journeying up to 80 kilometres into the open ocean, where she can feed her hungry tummy on fish, squid and krill.


Submitted: June 14, 2021

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