The Emperor Penguin is a penguin that lives in
Antarctica. It is the tallest and heaviest penguin.
Emperor Penguins are black and white like all penguins
but the sides of their neck are golden. Emperors live in
the coldest climate on earth. They breed at the
beginning of the Antarctic winter (March and April), on
the ice all around the Antarctic continent. The shape of
their body helps them to survive. They have short wings
that help them to dive up to 900 feet to catch larger fish.
They can swim up to 12 miles per hour for a short time,
which lets them escape from their main enemy, the
Leopard Seal. They can stay warm because they have a
thick layer of blubber. In addition, the layer of soft
feathers trap air that keeps the body heat in and cold air
and water out.
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