A to Z of Wildlife: E is for… Emperor Penguin!

These guys can be noisy!

E is for...

These creatures are the largest of all the penguins they can be up to 110cms tall. They can be very noisy too!

It is very cold in Antarctica where they live and so they have a thick layer of fat to keep them warm.

They can also hold their breath for up to 20 minutes and dive to 130 metres to seek out their lunch.

Four layers of scale-like feathers protect Emperor PenguinsĀ from icy winds and provide a waterproof coat. The penguins can store large amounts of fat which insulates their bodies while also serving as a long-lasting energy source.

Emperor penguins spend their entire lives on the ice or in the surrounding waters of Antarctica.

Not all of the penguins in this video are Emperor Penguins, but they are all adorable! Check out this video of penguins falling over, and when you’re done, try our Wild Challenge! But be careful!

Wild Challenge! Can you walk like a penguin does?

Picture from Flickr.