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  Emperor Penguin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), at between 1.27 (3 ft 11 in) and 1.6 metres tall and 34 kilograms in mass, is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species.
The Emperor Penguin should not be confused with the closely related King Penguin or the Royal Penguin.
In May or June, the female penguin lays one 450 gram (1 lb) egg, but at this point her nutritional reserves are exhausted and she must immediately return to the sea to feed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Emperor_Penguin   (1126 words)

 Ladywildlife's Emperor Penguin Page
Although the emperor penguins is a marine bird and feeds exclusively at sea, its breeding sites, called rookeries, are usually situated on the solid ice under the shelter of an ice cliff, often many miles inland.
The emperor penguins body shape is also a heat saving adaptation; it is blueberry and carried low to the ground, so less cold air can circulate around it.
Underwater Adaptations of the Emperor Penguin: Unable to fly and ungainly on land, the emperor penguin is most at home on and under the water.
ladywildlife.com /animal/EmperorPenguin.html   (800 words)

 Digimorph - Aptenodytes forsteri (Emperor Penguin)
Penguins in general (see also Spheniscus demersus, the jackass penguin) are highly derived avians with no clear relatives among other living birds, although most studies suggest that they are related to one among a number of seabirds.
Emperor penguins are unique in being the largest living penguins (averaging 120 cm in height), with the most southerly of all penguin ranges.
Emperor penguins eat mainly krill, fish, and squid, and breed far inland during the Antarctic winter (Williams, 1995).
digimorph.org /specimens/Aptenodytes_forsteri/juvenile/whole   (651 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Emperor penguin
Emperor penguins are the largest of the family, and endure the worst breeding conditions of any bird.
Each year the numbers of emperor penguins decreases, but as their location is unknown for two months of the year it is unknown why this decrease is occurring.
Emperor penguins hold the record for the deepest and longest dives of all birds.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/366.shtml   (468 words)

 Emperor Penguin
Emperor penguins look as if they are all dressed up for a fancy dinner, wearing tuxedos.
Emperor penguins are found in the Antarctic regions.
Emperor penguins are the largest of all the living penguin species and usually reach a height of 3 to 3 ½ feet.
www.wcs.org /67378/factsheetarchive/factsheet-emperorpenguin   (367 words)

Penguins also have thick layers of blubber under their skin to keep them warm in the cold waters of the Antarctic.
Since penguins live mostly in the water, it is not surprising that their main source of food is the sea.
The mother emperor penguin lays one egg, then passes it to the father and swims out to sea to feed because she is very hungry.
www.geocities.com /rehm12/penguins.htm   (987 words)

 Emperor Penguins - Wildlife of Antarctica - Antarctic Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Emperor Penguins have a big head, a short, thick neck, a streamlined shape, a short, wedge-shaped tail, and tiny, flipper-like wings.
The only penguin remotely similar in size and appearance is the King penguin which is smaller and more brightly marked.
Emperor penguins establish loose breeding colonies on the pack ice surrounding the Antarctic continent.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/wildlife/penguins/emperor.shtml   (574 words)

 Australian Antarctic Division - Emperor penguins: winter survivors
Emperor penguins have large reserves of energy-giving body fat and a low level of activity during winter.
Emperor penguins have to face freezing winds called katabatic winds, which blow off the polar plateau and intensify the cold.
Emperors are big birds, when carrying their incubation fat, they are about as large around the chest as a man. Yet on very cold days, as many as 10 of them pack into every square metre of a huddle.
www.aad.gov.au /information/more_res/emperor.asp   (1060 words)

 Australian Museum - Wild Kids - Birds - Emperor Penguin
Emperor Penguins are the largest of all penguins, growing over 1 m in height.
Emperor Penguins are fl and white diving birds that live in large colonies among the pack ice of Antarctica.
Emperor Penguins search the waters beneath the pack ice and dive into cracks and holes in the ice to look for crustaceans, fish and squid.
www.amonline.net.au /wild_kids/birds/emperor_penguin.htm   (283 words)

 Emperor penguin - Uncyclopedia
The emperor penguin is a species of subaquatic bird which is many hundreds of times more powerful and megalomanic than the regular common penguin.
Emperor penguins are called such simply because they used to rule everything under the seas and various parts of outlying Australia.
We were going to wait until their batteries died (since it was common knowledge that they were powered artificially, and could not make their own energy), but Duracell managed to make a deal and has kept them provided with the goods for several years now.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Emperor_penguins   (401 words)

 March of the Penguins Warner Independent Pictures -- Official Site
Emperor penguins in their thousands abandon the deep blue security of their ocean home and clamber onto the frozen ice to begin their long journey into a region so bleak, so extreme, it supports no other wildlife at this time of year.
As it follows the winter migration of the emperor penguin, "March of the Penguins" tells a tale of legendary proportions, portraying the strange, spectacular destiny of powerful and emotionally-involving characters, rich in courage and humour, mystery and manifest drama.
The penguin is also able to regulate its body heat by having two different internal temperature levels: its core temperature at the center of its body is warm, while the extremities of its body are nearly as cold as the outside air.
wip.warnerbros.com /marchofthepenguins   (6026 words)

 WWF - Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Penguins are a group of flightless seabirds found between 45 and 60 degrees south in the Southern Hemisphere.
Penguins avoid losing body heat by having two internal temperatures -- normal in the most of the body and close to the environment temperature in the limbs.
Penguins are so well insulated that they must sometimes cool themselves by fluffing out their feathers and flooding blood through the blubber.
panda.org /news_facts/education/middle_school/species/penguin_intro.cfm   (828 words)

 Nature Feature - Emperor Penguin
Emperor Penguins are the heaviest of all seabirds and the only species of penguin to live and breed exclusively around the shores of the Antarctic continent, enduring hurricane-force winds and temperatures below minus 50 degrees centigrade.
Emperor Penguins live only on the Antarctic pack ice and in the surrounding oceans, never setting foot on dry land.
Emperor Penguins do not have the light, air-filled bones of flying birds, making it possible to stay submerged for up to 18 minutes, propelling themselves through the water with their flippers and using their feet and tail to steer.
www.australianstamp.com /Coin-web/feature/nature/emperor.htm   (720 words)

 Emperor Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Emperor Penguin is the world’s largest diving bird and one of the heaviest of all.
The Emperor penguin is covered with water proof grease that keeps it warm in cold freezing conditions.
The Emperor Penguin is the only one that can lay a egg in the middle of Winter.
www.benowass.eq.edu.au /6dweb/Brittany/emperor_penguin.htm   (333 words)

 Emperor Penguin Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Penguins are birds that cannot fly, but penguins swim very well and spend most of their lives in the sea.
Anatomy: The Emperor Penguin is up to 3.7 feet (1.1 m) tall and weighs up to 65 pounds (30 kg); this about half the size of an adult person.
Penguins are countershaded; they have a lighter color on the belly and a darker color on their back; this coloration helps camouflage them when they are in the water, hiding them from predators.
enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/printouts/Emperorpenguin.shtml   (331 words)

 Emperor Penguins by Jim Cornish
Emperor Penguins live on the continent of Antarctica, and, unlike other birds, they do not migrate in the winter to warmer latitutes.
Emperors (Aptenodytes patagonica) are the most southerly occurring species, being entirely dependant on sea ice for their reproduction.
Emperor penguins are the only animals that breed during the Antarctic winter.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/penguins_emperor.htm   (475 words)

 Emperor Penguins
Emperor penguins are the largest of all the penguins.
Emperor penguins can mate when they are 4 years old and can live to be 20 years of age.
Emperors live in the coldest climate on earth.
www.siec.k12.in.us /~west/proj/penguins/emperor.html   (427 words)

 KidZone Penguin Photos
Emperor penguins are easily identifiable by their size and the orange "glow" on their cheeks.
Most penguin species lay two eggs at a time, but due to the difficulty of raising chicks in such a harsh climate, the Emperor penguin only lays one egg.
Most penguin species take turns warming the egg, but it's up to the Emperor penguin dads to do all the work once the egg is laid.
www.kidzone.ws /animals/penguins/facts14.htm   (171 words)

 Aptenodytes forsteri, Emperor Penguin at MarineBio.org
The Emperor is the largest penguin species standing 1.3 m tall and weighing an average of 45 kg.
As seen in the movie March of the Penguins, the Emperor is subjected to some of the harshest, coldest weather on earth.
Emperor penguins are also able to recycle their body heat because their blood is circulated through their body in a way that cools it as it moves through the arteries and veins toward the extremities (feet, wings, and bill) and warms it as it travels back to the heart.
marinebio.org /species.asp?id=534   (998 words)

The yellow-eyed penguin is confined to the New Zealand region and is one of the rarest of penguins.
It covers this species of penguins from the mating, incubating of eggs (in spring), to the hatching of chicks (in summer), to life at sea (in autumn), until their return the next spring.
Note on the calendar the months penguins spend at sea, months they spend on shore, number of months of birth process, and number of months before their chicks are ready to go to sea.
www.libsci.sc.edu /miller/penguins.htm   (2967 words)

 WhaleTimes:Fishin' for Facts-Emperor Penguin
Emperor penguins may spend their entire life in the seas surrounding Antarctica.
Emperor penguins are the largest species of penguin.
Emperor penguins can dive up to 900 feet (one was recorded at 1,700 ft) and stay under water for several minutes
www.whaletimes.org /emppeng.htm   (275 words)

 Emperor Penguin
The emperor penguin is the largest of all penguins standing at around 45 inches tall, and weighing between 42-101lbs.
Emperor penguins are only found on and around the Antarctic continent.
Emperors breed on the fast ice all around the Antarctic continent in late May thru June.
expage.com /page/emperorpenguin   (139 words)

 Antarctic Penguins (Adelie and Emperor)
Emperors are the most unfaithful of all penguins: 78 percent of mating pairs go their separate ways after only one year !
Other penguins don't feed them, but in case of bad weather they all group together, forming what is called a 'turtle' to withstand the wind better.
I also have some cartoons of penguins drawn by somebody at DdU and also some pictures of the other birds and animals seen around the base.
www.gdargaud.net /Antarctica/Penguins.html   (1802 words)

 Emperor Chick
An emperor penguin chick (Aptenodytes forsteri), recently hatched under the watchful eyes of bird keepers, is in good health and eating well.
Of the 17 species of penguins, emperors are the largest.
Our emperor chick is currently taking day trips from the nursery, (where there are already newly-hatched macaroni, gentoo, chinstrap, and Adélie penguins sharing its space), into the Encounter, getting acclimated to the temperature in a corral near the door.
www.seaworld.org /animal-info/small-wonders/penguin   (161 words)

 Penguins - Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography travel to Antarctica to observe emperor penguins.
Penguins - Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography travel to Antarctica to observe emperor penguins.
His work, both at Scripps and in remote field locations, has broadened scientific understanding of the specialized adaptations of these aquatic mammals and birds and how they live and survive on the coldest, driest, and windiest continent.
In recent years, Kooyman has focused on emperor penguins, and how they may be affected by global climate change.
www.sio.ucsd.edu /explorations/penguins   (272 words)

 Penguin Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
Penguins are birds that cannot fly, but they swim very well and spend most of their lives in the sea.
Some penguins have a feathery crest (like the Macaroni penguin and the Rockhopper penguin).
All penguins have a big head, a short, thick neck, a streamlined shape, a short, wedge-shaped tail, and tiny, flipper-like wings.
enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/printouts/Penguincoloring.shtml   (294 words)

 emperor penguin -- emperor penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Penguin Emperor the doors light my fire It is, at the same time, the most curious and the least known portion of this continent.
Penguin Emperor game prize She is one of the most innocent and most perfect beauties whom the brush...
Penguin Emperor family practice The young prince had caused his mother much sorrow, but had been so well lectured that it was believed that he had at last turned over a new leaf.
www.antarcticart.com /emperorpenguin   (3502 words)

 The Emperor Penguin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Emperor Penguins live in the Antartic and swim in the coldest sea in the world.
After the Emperor Penguins get to their mating grounds they mate and the female lays a single egg.
As many as 1,000 Emperor Penguin fathers gather in a big huddle to brace themselves against the bitter cold winds as they incubate their eggs.
www.jesus-is-lord.com /penguin.htm   (669 words)

 Emperor Penguin - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
Emperor Penguin with Chick at Dawson-Lambton Glacier, Weddell Sea,...
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