Emperor Penguins

The March of The Penguins


Emperor Penguins is one of the most well know species of penguins. They are non-flying birds but are great in water.Emperors are the largest of all penguins—an average bird stands some 45 inches (115 centimeters) tall.

Physical Features

The Emperor Penguins have black backs and white bellies. They also have a bit of yellow and orange around their necks. It's like they have necklaces on. Their soft, white bellies are great for sliding on the cold ice. Their backs are aerodynamic so the Emperor Penguins can swim fast in water to catch food to eat.


In the Autumn and Winter is where born is given, but how do they feed. This is how.

Before mating, males and females have 3 months feeding in the water before Autumn and Winter. Fish, krill, and squid is their main food. After giving birth, females leave the egg with the egg and leave for food. When the egg hatches, the male feed the baby chick with milk that they had ready for this day. When the females return, the males go to get food and the cycle continues for about 6 or 7 times. They drink melting snow to live. Some dives can go near to 1700 feet( 50 meters). The Emperor Penguins can hold their breath under water for 15 minutes.


To get to the mating grounds, penguins walk on-stop for 70 miles for weeks. The Emperor Penguins place a mating camp on thick ice so that their babies are safe from seals. Like in pictures, the penguins put beaks together. In mating camps, there is more females than males so some females fight for the males.

After the egg is laid, the male and the female give the egg to one of them, which is the male. Then all the females leave to eat after a 3 months of no food or water. After to months, the eggs hatch and the males see for the first time their baby chick. The female arrive back and get to see the baby, but for some, they see the death of the chick.

After the death of the baby, the mothers try to take the females baby. After a month the chick come out of the mother and see the world. After weeks the baby take their first steps.

Habitat/Interesting facts

When the sun is out and the moon is up, the cold wether of Antarctica kicks in. On land the Emperor Penguin can slid or walk but in water, Emperor Penguins are great swimmers. They spent most of they time in water too. In water, they hurt each anther. So times they have to live in 100 mile per hour winds.They huddle together to escape wind and conserve warmth. Individuals take turns moving to the group's protected and relatively toasty interior.

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