Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fact of the Day: Penguin Dad

Unlike most other animals in the world, Emperor penguins are active fathers. When the mothers go to hunt for food, the fathers wait long periods of time without food to care for both the egg and when it hatches as a baby. Usually the mother is absent at the time of the baby's birth. 

17 comments:

  1. They're great parents! I know this fact, as I had whole magazine about Emperor penguins!

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  2. They're great parents! I know this fact, as I had whole magazine about Emperor penguins!

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  3. They look like a parade ground of Roman Sentinels.
    Also penguins mate for life - I read in a magazine - National
    Geographic I think, maybe like Anna above, that if the female
    fails to return from hunting the male frets almost to the stage of death.
    Very sad and moving, really.
    B J Hunnicut M.A.S.H 4077

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  4. I recall seeing this in the documentary.

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  5. I actually know this because of Happy Feet! hehe

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  6. Knew that one from Happy Feet too

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  7. Interesting, found that out from Happy Feet..

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  8. I saw this in a documentary. Good parents. They work together.

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  9. That is a fascinating fact. I watched a nature show about them a while ago and found it so interesting.

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  10. Yeah, and they are almost starved when the mothers finally come back...

    -Kati

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  11. I think everybody loves these amazing creatures. So fun to watch at a zoo.

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  12. I saw a documentary about this. Amazing.

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  13. This is amazing, and I think animals can teach us humans some good habits.

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  14. This would be my husband. He would do anything for his kids.

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