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Habitat

Food

Life Cycle

Fun Facts

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Emperor penguins are
the world's largest penguins.
They stand nearly 4 feet
(1.2 meters) tall.
These large birds can't fly.

Habitat

Emperor penguins live
in Antarctica.
They spend winter
on icy plains.
In summer, they dive
and fish in open water.

Food

Emperor penguins eat
fish, squid, and krill.
Penguins feed their chicks
by throwing up food
into the chicks' mouths.

Life Cycle

Female emperor penguins
lay one egg.
Then they leave to hunt.
Males care for the eggs.
The chicks hatch
after about two months.

Fun Facts

  • Male emperors balance
    the egg on their feet.
  • Emperor penguins live in
    groups called colonies.
  • Emperors can stay
    underwater for
    20 minutes.

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