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emperor penguin

an Antarctic penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, with orange-yellow patches on the neck: the largest penguin, reaching a height of 1.3 m (4 ft.)
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Scientists were previously unsure whether emperor penguins would seek out new breeding grounds as an adaptation to environmental change.
Usually 15,000 to 24,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins flock yearly to a breeding site at Halley Bay, considered a safe place that should stay cold this century despite global warming.
Scientists have raised concerns over Antarctica's second biggest breeding ground for emperor penguins, where virtually nothing has hatched for the past three years.
Usually 15,000 to 24,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins flock yearly to a breeding site at Halley Bay, seen as a safe place that should stay cold this century despite global warming.
This week's item was selected by TONY PARKER, Assistant Curator, World Museum: "Emperor penguins are the largest of all the different species of penguin - on average, they measure 115cm tall, which is about the height of the average six-yearold.
The tallest kind among their species is the Emperor penguins, which are nearly 4 feet tall.
It follows the progress of a young male emperor penguin from its birth in - 60 degrees centigrade during a harsh Antarctic midwinter, through its first few months of its life as it leaves dry land and ventures into the ocean for the first time.
It follows the progress of a young male emperor penguin from its birth in -60 degrees centigrade during a harsh Antarctic midwinter, through its first few months of its life as it leaves dry land and ventures into the ocean for the first time."This has to be one of nature's most incredible stories, and one huge adventure for such a tiny creature," says director John Downer.
It is a scene from a heartwarming wildlife movie starring Snow Chick the emperor penguin which is set to capture the hearts of the nation at Christmas.
Jenouvrier paints a grim picture for the future of emperor penguins: "There will be no single habitat in Antarctica that can sustain growth in an Emperor penguin colony."