Where do they live????? Macquarie Island They share this island with the king, gentoo and rockhopper penguins. The Royal penguins breed in small colonies scattered over the island .
Wanna See where they Are living? <ul><li>Go to this website </li></ul>http://www.antarctica.gov.au/webcams/macquarie-island
What do they eat??? Krill Fish Small amounts of Squid
Why are they Endangered??? The Royal Penguin is listed as "vulnerable" with a population trend posted as "stable", according to the International Union of Conservation for Nature, or the IUCN Red List.
Why are they endangered? On land they have no predators, but they huddle together in large groups to protect themselves from the weather. In water they are preyed on by seals and other animals. They are particularly vulnerable when they are entering and exiting the water at the beginning and of their breeding seasons. To increase their individual chances of survival they generally enter the water in large numbers, swimming out to sea in many directions very quickly. When exiting the water they are often at the mercy of strong waves as well as predators and they usually dive quite deep and swim rapidly to the surface and allow their speed to carry them up onto the rocks. They sometimes try to time their jump to make best use of the wave motion. They were often used for the oil that comes from their bodies .
Important Facts Penguins are in the Kingdom - Animalia; Phylum - Cordata; Class - Aves; Infraclass - Neognathae; Order - Sphenisciformes; Family – Spheniscidae Penguins are vertebrates Most penguins lay one egg do to size All penguins have beaks because they are birds Penguins have wing but they cant fly they also have flippers because they swim this is how they get there food . .
Important Facts <ul><li>While nurturing the egg the father penguine keep the egg warm while the mother penguin gets food. This time maybe hard if the penguin chooses it to be. Usually the mother penguin is back by the time the egg hacthes. Food has been gathered enough to eat during the growth and development stage. </li></ul>penguins are warm blooded as they used endothermic means to control their temperature
Important Facts <ul><li>Most Royal Penguins don’t sweat although, Pittsburgh penguins do sweat!
Royal Penguins don’t shiver because they are adapted to the cold . </li></ul>They were submitted for approval in 2007 along with 12 other species of penguins for listing. There is hope that the species population will continue to improve with the current conservation efforts in place and further plans for the future.