I absolutely love all species of Penguin but my favourite is the Emperor Penguin. There is something about these flightless birds that just enamours them to me. They live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere especially in Antarctica. What really surprised me was when the female laid the egg it became the males responsibility to protect it until it hatched approximately 8 weeks later. During this time the female is away hunting for food and does not return until the egg is just about to hatch. The male has not been able to feed during this time because it cannot let the egg out from underneath its folds or the chick soon to be born will die. This is amazing caring parenthood in action because the male during this protecting period is more or less static. All it can do is huddle together with its fellow males and protect itself from the extreme conditions of Antarctica. Can't imagine us human beings acting like this lol.