Emperor Penguins

Penguins are a group of aquatic flightless birds. They have 17 species. 6 of the 17 are found in Antartica.

The Emperor Penguin

The largest living of species of the is the Emperor Penguin. Emperor Penguins are about three feet tall and 75 pounds or more. Both its side and its head are black. It is the in the Animalia kingdom. Its main food source is the fish species but they also eat crustaceans such as krill. Emperor Penguins huddle together in huge clumps to stay warm. They breed in the winter unlike most birds who breed in the springtime. After the mother lays her baby she leaves, leaving the baby with the father. The father stands for about 65 days keeping the baby penguin warm. Emperor Penguins start to mate when they are about 4 years old and live to be about 20 years old. They have short wings that can help them dive about 900 feet.