Animal of the Month – April

Name an adorable flightless bird that lives in cold conditions!

penguin

That’s right, it’s the emperor penguin! These penguins live in the Antarctic and is considered to be the tallest and heaviest penguin in the world. The chicks of emperor penguins usually hang out together in a group called “crèches”. Climate change and industrial fishing has been destroying this penguin population and the the IUCN has formally named this species as ‘near threatened’.

More Information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_penguin

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22697752/0

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/emperor-penguin/

https://www.kimballstock.com/preview.asp?db=a&image=BRD+05+WF0046+01

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