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Emperor Penguins

Emperor Penguins are high on the list of animals that people love the most. They are well up in “top ten” of animal in zoos. No general zoo is complete without its band of shuffling penguins. And it’s easy to see why. Penguins sometimes look like funny little people. They stand on their legs like people and waddle around. They often hold their wings down at their sides like human arms. And their feathers sometimes look like black – and – white formal suits that people wear at weddings. Penguins also seem to like people, or at least not to mind them. Beyond all this, penguins are simply beautiful animals that are interesting to watch.

There are 17 different species (types) of penguins, including the emperor penguin. Each kind looks different. Emperor penguins are the biggest and tallest of all species of penguins. They grow to be almost four feet tall and weigh over 100 pounds. They live at the coldest place on Earth; Antarctica They typically lives for about 20 years. But there is some records that tell some lived around 40 years Emperor penguins live in Antarctica.

Penguins are birds but cannot fly, and they waddle clumsily on land; but in the sea they are expert swimmers. In short bursts they can “fly” through the water at speeds of up to 20 mph (32kmh). Penguin is sociable birds that do most things in groups, especially in the breeding season.
 
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