Penguins - Their mate is theirs for the rest all their...

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Penguins range in habitat from Antarctic continent all the way to the Galapagos Islands. Some other areas include the Islands near the Antarctic Circle, shores of South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Predators Penguin facts tell that penguins are preyed on by a few predators at sea which we know about. These are Killer Whales, Leopard Seals, Sea Lions, and Sharks. Penguins don’t have any predators on land which is why they are not afraid of people. They are not necessarily fond of anything approaching them being the grouchy breed that they are, but sometimes there curiosity will lead one to approach and investigate. Breeding Penguin will choose whom they want to breed with at approximately four years of age.
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Unformatted text preview: Their mate is theirs for the rest all their lives. Penguins breed in colonies. The most common area of breeding is in rookeries. Females will usually lay 2 eggs at a time. The first egg is usually the weakling and will most often die. Male penguins will loose a majority of their body weight incubating the eggs. This accumulates for some good penguin facts. Here is a Youtube video showing you an example of these penguin colonies. Molting Every year a penguin goes through the process of Molting. This is when they shed their feathers and grow new ones. Penguins dont eat nor do they swim during this three week process. Watch this penguin facts Youtube molting video....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course SPC 1600 taught by Professor Mjwagner during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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