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Brittany Alexander. Period 6. Emperor penguin

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  • 1. Emperor Penguin Brittany Alexander Period 6 http://www.travelphotoz.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Emperor-Penguins-Antarctica.jpg
  • 2. Appearance
    • Size: 4ft.
    • Weight: 49-90lbs.
    • Color: Black and white with some orange and yellow.
    • They have thick skin with two dozen feathers per sq. inch.
    http://www.answersingenesis.org/assets/images/articles/aqua/Emperor_Penguin.jpg
  • 3. Habitat
    • Found only in Antarctica, living on the ice packs and it’s surrounding oceans.
    • The Emperor Penguin is very sociable and lives in packs of 500 to 20,000.
    • The penguin is usually found around the water but their breeding sites, called rookeries, are found many miles inland on solid ice .
  • 4. Breeding
    • Sexual maturity: 3-6 years.
    • Breeding season: March-December.
    • Incubation: 64 days
    • The male penguin incubates the egg using a fold of skin under it’s belly. The male does not eat during this time but the female goes out to find food and bring back to the baby.
    http://edu.glogster.com/media/4/25/63/82/25638201.jpg
  • 5. Predators and Prey
    • Penguins usually eat fish, squid, and crustaceans.
    • The emperor penguin has few enemies but are often killed by leopard seals and killer whales.
  • 6. Underwater
    • Emperor Penguins can dive to a depth of 870ft and can stay under for up to18min.
    • Swim 3-5mph.
    • Use wings for paddles. Feet and tail are used to steer.
  • 7. Adaptations
    • They have overlapped feathers that trap warm air to survive freezing conditions.
    • They are blubbery and low to ground so little air can circulate around them.
    • Nasal passages minimize heat loss.
  • 8. Classification
    • Kingdom: Animalia
    • Class: Aves
    • Order: Sphenisciformes
    • Family: Spheniscidae
    • Species: Forsteri
  • 9. Other Facts
    • Lifespan: 20 years
    • Largest seabird
    • On smooth slopes the penguin can lie on its belly and toboggan across it.
  • 10. Works Cited
    • Gibson, Deborah Chase. &quot;Penguins and Their Homes.&quot; PowerKids Life Science, Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. 28 Apr. 2011 < http://www.pklifescience.com/article/373/penguins-and-their-homes >.
    • King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File. Pittsburg, PA: International Pasters Pulblishers, 1997 .