Species Spotlight: Emperor Penguin

Emperor penguin babies

What do emperor penguins eat?
Emperor penguins eat crustaceans, small fish and squid.

Do penguins have wings?
Penguins are flightless birds with flippers instead of wings.

What are the biggest threats to penguins in the Antarctic?
Disappearing sea ice—where they feed and breed—due to a changing climate and accidental capture in fishing gear are the biggest threats.


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