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  • 06 October, 2022

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Emperor Penguin

Emperor Penguin

  • According to a significant evaluation of environmental pollution near the South Pole, there is no evidence of microplastics in Emperor penguins.
  • It is the largest penguin in the order (Sphenisciformes). Of all the living penguin species, it is also the tallest and heaviest.
  • Geographical Presence: Antarctica-Specific Endemic
  • IUCN Status: Close to Endangered.

About Penguin

  • They are a flock of water birds without wings. World Penguin Day is commemorated annually on April 25.
  • Only one species, the Galapagos penguin, is found north of the equator and is mostly found in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Penguins cope with an exceptionally hostile environment by using physiological adaptations and social behaviours.
  • There are six genera of penguins. They are Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), snares penguin (Eudyptes robustus), little penguin (Eudyptula minor), yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), African penguin (Spheniscus demersus).

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