3159, PENGUIN, Emperor, Small 10'' H by Hansa Creations are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
Fun Facts for Kids
- In the Deep South of Antarctica, where these penguins live, the temperature occasionally drops as low as -60C. These birds are able to survive due to having large stores of body fat as well as several layers of scale-like feathers. In addition, during harsh weather conditions, birds in colonies huddle together in order to preserve heat.
- Emperor penguins are top swimmers and excellent divers. They are able to dive at a depth of up to 500 m, remaining submerged for about 22 minutes.
- Behind their eyes, these birds possess a special supraorbital gland, which acts as a filter, clearing their blood from salt. Due to this gland, the penguins are able to ingest salty ocean water while hunting; the salt is then filtered and released through the animal's beak or by sneezing.
- Emperor penguins undergo so-called "catastrophic molt": unlike other birds, who molt a few feathers at a time, the Emperors lose and regrow the whole plumage at once. The period of molt lasts for 2-3 weeks, during which they live on land without going to sea.
- The ears of Emperor penguins are not visible, but the birds have a strong sense of hearing, which helps them find each other in their large breeding colonies by emitting distinct calls.
- Emperor penguins are very powerful birds. In one case, a crew of 6 men, trying to capture a single male penguin for a zoo collection, were repeatedly tossed around and knocked over before all of the men had to collectively tackle the bird, which weighs about half as much as a man.
The Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. Like all penguins, it is flightless, with a streamlined body, and wings stiffened and flattened into flippers for a marine habitat. The lifespan of the Emperor penguin is typically 20 years in the wild, although some individuals may live to 50 years of age.
Product Dimension: 5.51(L) X 3.94(W) X 9.45(H)
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