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.
Do emperor penguins fly?
Emperor penguins are flightless birds but very strong swimmers.
How fast can a penguin swim?
They can propel their streamlined bodies up to 15 miles per hour when in pursuit of a meal.
Emperor penguins live on the floating ice packs and islands of Antarctica.
They feed on a diet of crustaceans, small fish and squid.
Climate change and habitat loss pose the greatest risks to these remarkable birds.
Known as the "giant of the penguins," an adult can grow up to four feet in height and weigh 80 pounds.
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