5 Interesting Facts About Emperor Penguins

Emperor Penguin

Here is a family of emperor penguins

Today I want to write about a very graceful bird, the emperor penguin.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These amazing birds grow up to 1 metre tall, making them the largest species of penguin in the world.
  2. Like other penguins, they are excellent swimmers, diving to catch fish, squid and krill.
  3. During the harsh winter of Antarctica, the males huddle together in large groups looking after an egg on their feet until the females arrive 9 weeks later to look after the chick.
  4. After the females finally get there, the males have to walk over the ice for about 100 kilometres to the sea to get their first meal for over 4 months.
  5. Emperor penguins are found in the Antarctic where their numbers are dropping due to the melting of the sea ice that they need to breed on.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about emperor penguins?

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