Wednesday, 18 May 2011

ANTARCTICA'S FINEST. THE EMPEROR PENGUIN.

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.

                                                                        

44 comments:

  1. sweet vids... can actually imaginge huddling to stay warm. as long as the females are hot.

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  2. and ppl say animals are dumb!

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  3. Cute. Penguins have always been pretty smart.

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  4. I saw a documentary about them. They live pretty hard lives. I agree 100% though, penguins are awesome

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  5. I love these penguins! Who needs to fly when you're that cool? Nice videos dude!

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  6. get a girl pregnant and have to starve for 8 weeks? no thanks

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  7. I don't get how these things survive. When you compare people to animals like these, it's a wonder we made it this far. Haha.

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  8. every girl ive ever dated, penguins have been their favorite animal! weirdddd

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  9. who doesn't like penguins?

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  10. Great Penguins, i remember once seeing a cartoon of penguins but it was like 1980s cartoon, it was cool.

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  11. If I was one of those eggs I don't know if I would prefer to be a male or not. I mean the males have to huddle up and not move while the females go out and get all the supplies. These penguins have figured it out.

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  12. penguins are awesome creatures watch. Thanks for the commentary

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  13. the male penguins make sandwiches for the women.

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  14. Penguins are such a cool animal. Nice post.

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  15. have you seen the video of the penguins running free on the southwest airlines flight? sooo cute. wasn't an emperor though.

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  16. I really wanna goto Antarctica some day, being in New Zealand just isnt close enough

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  17. That's a cool name for a penguin. First time I ever heard of it.

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  18. Penguines are awesome 'lil creatures. Would like to see one in real life.

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  19. Damn they look so badass, for a penguin ;D

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  20. I hope the lady penguins appreciate what the guy penguins do.

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  21. easily the best animal on the planet?

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  22. I would hatch eggs if my skin folded like that! lucky penguins! gosh, to be one would be great! I'd be wearing a tux everywhere I go !

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  23. If you let the egg go it will get happy feet...

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  24. I love the way you move should be played as an OST for EVERY pengi clip.

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  25. So majestic, and they can stand the cold, brave things. It looks fucking cold there.

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  26. I'd like to make a real penguin suit...head and all

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  27. penguins are evil - see batman

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