Species Spotlight: Emperor Penguin

Emperor penguin babies

Questions and Answers

How long do penguins keep their eggs warm?
Extreme cold temperatures put eggs and hatchlings at risk. So male emperor penguins keep the eggs warm for nearly five months.

Why does an emperor penguin dive so deep?
To find prey, the emperor penguin dives deeper and stays underwater longer than most other penguin species.

Do emperor penguins fly?
Emperor penguins are flightless birds but very strong swimmers.



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