Kingdom : Animalia
                   Class : Aves
                Family : Spheniscidae
 Scientific Name : Aptenodytes forsteri

                Colour : Black, White, 
                                   Yellow, Orange
           Skin Type : Feathers
               Size(H) : 100cm - 120cm 
                                 (39in - 47in)
               Weight : 22kg - 45kg 
                                 (49lbs - 99lbs)

          Wingspan : 76cm - 89cm 
                                 (30in - 35in) 
          Top Speed : 24km/h (15mph)
           Life Span : 15 - 50 years
Most Distinctive 
              Feature : Bright yellow feathers 
                                  on neck and ears
            Fun Fact : The world's largest 
                                 species of penguin!
  1. Emperor Penguins are the largest species of Penguins and are one of the most unique birds in the world.
  2. They inhabit the compacted ice on Antarctic Island.
  3. They are large birds growing to be more than a meter tall, with black and white or black feathers.
  4. Distinctively, they have yellow ear-spots and bright yellow feathers on their neck.
  5. They have a triple layer of thick, waterproof, oily feathers and a thick layer of blubber under their skin to keep them warm.
  6. Unlike the other penguin species, they do not migrate to breed.
  7. They lay and incubate their eggs in the coldest place on earth at the coldest time of the year.
  8. As soon as the female lays an egg, in May or June, it is transferred to the male penguin’s brooding pouch.
  9. The temperatures at that time could reach -60 degrees centigrade with winds up to 100mph.
  10. The males huddle together for warmth, and the eggs hatch after 70 days.
  11. The females return by then from their foraging trip to feed the chicks and keep them warm in their brooding pouch.
  12. They are also believed to be the only species of bird that can spend their entire life without walking on land.
  13. They are flightless birds known to use their stiff wings to fly through water.
  14. They are sociable birds living in colonies comprising thousands of individuals.
  15. They remain faithful to their mates, for life, and find each other using their vocal chords.
  16. They are great swimmers known to dive up to 500m and are the deepest diving birds.
  17. Incredibly, they can travel up to 1000km, foraging for food.

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