Nerdy Fun Fact of the Day #28 – Emperor Penguins

Posted on 18 June 2014 by The Secular Nerd

“Emperor Penguins are the largest of all penguins—an average bird stands some 45 inches (115 centimeters) tall. These flightless animals live on the Antarctic ice and in the frigid surrounding waters.” – [Source]

The Secular Nerd:

These penguins look so cool the older they are. It almost looks like they have a fur coat on. Male emperors keep newly laid eggs warm, but they do not sit on them, as many other birds do. Males stand and protect their eggs from the elements by balancing them on their feet and covering them with feathered skin known as a brood pouch. (From National Geographic)

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