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April 06 2016


Emperor Penguin Migration

Annually the Emperor Penguin follows a long, hard, migration road to a place in Antarctica away from their normal home from the side of the water. Edge in the game because during the fall Emperor Penguins mate and also the female lays an egg. The main reason they migrate inland from water is so that whenever the egg hatches you will see more ice under the newborn penguin's feet and a lot less chance of it falling through into the ocean. Animal Encounter

After the female penguin lays the egg she actually is exhausted from all of the job and requirements to go away to return to the ocean to obtain something to eat. The dad takes the egg and keeps it warm all winter even though the mother is feeding inside the distant ocean.

At the begining of spring the egg will hatch and also the mother will return. The starving father who hasn't eaten for around four months will return to the sea to secure. The caretaker will always be with all the chick for a while then leave to return to the ocean again. This time around the young penguin is going to be left alone.

If this grows it's swimming feathers it too should go towards the ocean to secure. Then someday it's going to keep to the same migration route that it's parents followed and that Emperor Penguins have already been following for countless generations. Animal Encounter

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