Their population is decreasing
Emperor penguins spend their lives on Arctic ice and in its waters. These birds breed in the winter. After several weeks, a female emperor penguin lays one single egg then leaves.Each penguin egg's father balances it on his feet and covers it with his pouch.. There the males stand, for about 65 days, through cold temperatures.
- Full grown Emperor Penguins are 3-4 ft. tall, and 49-99 pounds.
- Their lifespan is 20-50 years
- They eat mostly fish and krill
Emperor Penguins are near threatened. Currently, there are around 600,000 in the world. By 2100, according to a study, their numbers will fall by around 19% and will keep declining, qualifying the species for endangered status.
How To Save Them
You can "adopt" a penguin, or penguin chick. This will help reduce greenhouse gases, and promote clean energy. Also, this will help fund the penguins from being exposed to increased fossil fuel development, like drilling oil.