In most bird families, males and females both participate in the raising of their young. In 8% of cases, the female does everything related to care of eggs and raising offspring. And in just 1% of bird species does the... Read more »
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.
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Did you know that all penguins practice fasting during the year? Prior to fasting, penguins build up a thick fat layer which will provide energy during the fast period. Penguins fast for two reasons. First, some species don't leave... Read more »
This Emperor Penguin and baby penguin are ready for Christmas! They are both wearing a Santa hat in this week's featured t-shirt design. Celebrate Christmas in cute Birdorable style with this unique Penguin Christmas design. For more cute Santa birds see our Christmas designs and Christmas... Read more »
This week we've added the Emperor Penguin to the site. Did you know that Emperor Penguins are the largest of all penguins and can grow up to 48 inches in height? They are also the deepest divers of any birds, reaching depths of 1,755 feet and holding... Read more »