- Pyrrhula pyrrhula
The Emperor Penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica.
They are best known for the sequence of journeys adults make each year in order to mate and to feed their offspring. It treks 31 to 75 miles (50 to 120 km) over the ice to breeding colonies which may include thousands of individuals.
The lifespan is typically 20 years in the wild, although observations suggest that some individuals may live to 50 years of age.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 13 May 2008|
|Scientific Name||Aptenodytes forsteri|
(as of 28 March 2017)
768 to 1312 ounces
|Range||South America Antarctic|