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Penguins

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Penguins

  1. 1. Emperor Penguins
  2. 2. Movement <ul><li>Penguins lie on their belly and push themselves while on snow </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins both feet together and hop while on rough and rocky terrain </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins swim only to find food </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins swim at 15km/hr </li></ul><ul><li>Four times faster than the fastest human swimmer </li></ul><ul><li>Most active during Summer because they are finding food for the next mating time </li></ul><ul><li>Migrate every Winter </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nourishment and Digestion <ul><li>A colony of 5 million will eat 8 kilograms of food daily </li></ul><ul><li>Eats Krill, small fish and squid </li></ul><ul><li>The beak is the penguins mouth and is like any other bird </li></ul><ul><li>The penguins digestive system works like a human digestive system </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins do not seek food or the shores while protecting egg or offspring </li></ul><ul><li>After the offspring hatches, the parents will take turns watching the offspring </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor penguin disposes of waste anywhere even on the ice </li></ul>
  4. 4. Growth <ul><li>average life span of penguin is 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>longest penguin lived is 40 years </li></ul><ul><li>takes 1 year for baby penguin to mature </li></ul><ul><li>offspring does not learn from their parents </li></ul><ul><li>hunger forces offspring to dive in the water to find food </li></ul><ul><li>penguins do not undergo any type of metamorphosis </li></ul><ul><li>this picture shows the baby penguin with down feathers </li></ul><ul><li>Penguin feathers change over time </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environment <ul><li>Penguin will swim to top when being attacked or when a enemy is spotted </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins are defenseless </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins are highly territorial </li></ul><ul><li>During harsh weather the penguin will work together and huddle together to heat up </li></ul><ul><li>The temperature at the mating grounds will go up to -100°C during mating times </li></ul><ul><li>The mating grounds may face harsh weather conditions like Snow storms and the temperature dropping </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mating <ul><li>Penguins head back to birth place every mating time </li></ul><ul><li>approximately one month to reproduce </li></ul><ul><li>one egg per couple </li></ul><ul><li>penguin does mating ritual </li></ul><ul><li>female sometimes fights over male Penguin </li></ul><ul><li>after the egg is made the female heads to shores for food </li></ul><ul><li>possible female can be attacked be a aquatic predator </li></ul><ul><li>female regurgitates for offspring when back from hunting </li></ul><ul><li>male heads to shores after female arrives </li></ul><ul><li>offspring is left to live with other offspring’s </li></ul><ul><li>After offspring hatches, the parents take turns watching it </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adapting <ul><li>Penguins fat helps Penguin survive in harsh conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins use stomach as a toboggan </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins have adapted in learning their stomach as a toboggan to conserve energy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Enemies <ul><li>Southern Giant Petrel and South polar Skua are enemy birds </li></ul><ul><li>Birds attack offspring's </li></ul><ul><li>Leopard Seal and Orca which is also known as killer while are aquatic predators </li></ul><ul><li>Parents abandon offspring to flee from Seals </li></ul><ul><li>Seal and Orca attack while Penguins hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Penguin hides offspring under flap to defend them from </li></ul>
  9. 9. Save the Penguins <ul><li>Penguins are fight for fish between fishermen </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins are being clubbed like Seals </li></ul><ul><li>People kill many seals </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins used for oil, fur and meat </li></ul><ul><li>Laws against penguin clubbing </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins sometimes gather in groups and form a wall to protect their offspring's </li></ul>
  10. 10. Features of the Penguin <ul><li>Feathers of penguin are packed and smooth </li></ul><ul><li>Feathers of offspring's have fur like a chicken or a owl </li></ul><ul><li>Feathers help penguin endure cold weather </li></ul><ul><li>Feathers of offspring’s shed after a while </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins have webbed feet like other birds </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins have a chest flap which keeps the egg or offspring warm and under the penguin </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Penguins </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Penguins/home.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_701879221/Emperor_Penguin.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.zoobooks.com/animalsatoz_detail.aspx?q=18 </li></ul><ul><li>March Of the Penguins Documentary </li></ul>

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