Friday, September 15, 2017

Penguin presentation

Penguins are black and white birds that can’t fly.
They live in Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand. These places are really cold and penguins like the cold.

Penguins have claws, a bill, webbed feet, a tail and flippers. They use their tail and flippers to help them stand up straight.

Penguins are good swimmers and use their flippers like arms to help them swim fast. They catch their food while they are swimming. They eat fish, krill and squid.

Penguins catch prey with their bills and swallow it whole while swimming. A penguin has a spiny tongue and powerful jaws to grip slippery prey.

The predators of the penguin are sharks, leopard seals and polar bears.
Penguins use camouflage of their black and white feathers to help them hide from predators. When swimming, their white bellies blend in with the surface when viewed from predators below, and their black backs blend in with the dark sea when viewed by predators from above.

Penguins live together in captivity. There are 20 different kinds of penguins and they live ford different lengths of time. Emperor penguins live for 20 years. Little penguins live for 6 years.

Penguins lay eggs. Emperor penguins breed every year between June and August which is winter in Antarctica. To keep the eggs warm the parents put the egg on their feet and the parents feather keep the egg warm. Emperor penguins incubate their eggs for about 65 days before the egg hatches.

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