Emperor Penguin

The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm (48 in) in height and weighing anywhere from 22 to 45 kg (49 to 99 lb). The dorsal side and head are black and sharply delineated from the white belly, pale-yellow breast and bright-yellow ear patches. Like all penguins it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat.Its diet consists primarily of fish, but can also include crustaceans, such as krill, and cephalopods, such as squid.
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  • This Week in Digital…

    … behaviour. Researchers from the University of Strasbourg in France built a rover, cleverly camouflaged as a penguin chick, which was then sent into emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica. The reason for the cute robot is more than just fun and games though, as scientists needed a solution to the problem of human contact causing distress to the penguins…

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