I’ve been doing some research for my next book “Penny Penguin Wants to Fly.” The first video is cool because of the Adelie; the second video is cool because of the chick’s down. In no particular order, my favorite things from these videos are after the first.
- Emperor penguins abandon their chicks to get the chicks to journey to sea.
- When they leave, chicks can be about a meter tall!
- Emperor penguin chicks lose their down after their first swim.
- The giant petrel can eat penguin chicks. Emperor penguin chicks form a defensive circle.
- The Adelie is the feistiest penguin in the world.
- Black wing tips mean the emperor penguin chicks are ready for their first hunt.
- Emperor penguin chicks will swim for three or four years in the deep ocean before returning to their hatching grounds.