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    Erect-crested penguins are perhaps some of the most mysterious of all penguin species. They are the largest of all the 6 species crested penguins. This penguin stands 50 centimeters tall and weighs and average of 8.5 pounds. They possess brush-like crests and long dark orange beaks that help distinguish them from other species. Other than these two features they sport the classic penguin look: black bodies with white bellies and black heads. Very little is known about these penguins. For scientist to be able to study them they must travel to their breeding ground, which are very scarce. While they are here for 7 months scientists are able study them before they return to the open ocean and are harder to study. The erect crested penguin…

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    “A devastating oil spill, 40,000 penguins, and the humans who saved their lives” (Lewis). I know that both of these articles were true and that this really did happen. I also know that the penguins in these articles were not the same kind of penguin and they were not at the same place one was in australia the other was in africa. In the articles “The Amazing Penguin Rescue” and ” Saving Penguins, One Sweater at a Time” they both have similarities and differences such as how people helped the…

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    Amazing Penguin Rescue” (Lauren Tarshis) and “Saving Penguins, One Sweater At A Time” (Kristin Lewis). Did you know that little penguins are a species of penguin, so named because they can range anywhere from 10 to 12 inches tall (Kristin Lewis). When oil gets on penguins their feathers clump up, when this happens it exposes their skin and allows all the cold water and poisonous oil to get to their skin and make them cold (Lauren Tarshis 16). The penguins from “ The Amazing Penguin Rescue” and “…

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    to “Saving Penguins, One Sweater At A Time”, an oil spill once broke out near the island of Australia, and covered many birds native to that area ( Lewis 19). In “Saving Penguins, One Sweater At A Time”, the penguins started to get harmed by the chemicals surrounding their land, and many different ideas were used to help the birds survive. One unique idea included using sweaters to keep the birds from harmful substances. In the end, the sweaters were put into good use, and enabled the birds from…

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    Did you know that a penguin, which is a bird from the Polar Regions, can be kept as a pet? Ask me why and I will tell you. Penguins do not need to live in a cold environment to survive. Most penguins can comfortably survive in mild temperatures and can, therefore, be kept as pets. However, since penguins are an endangered species, it requires a lot of legalities to have them as pets. In many countries, it is illegal to trade in penguins and the penalties for such actions are stiff. In case you…

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    Penguin Essay The movie “March of the Penguins” takes place in Antarctica in their breeding grounds. This film exposed us to their temperament, process and behavior, it is a rare look inside their world. Its likely that most people will never be able to experience them in person. Thanks to the daring crew that spent months in below freezing temperatures capturing images these beautiful creatures we all can. The individuals we should be admiring are the penguins themselves. They should be…

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    Penguins, are black and white, flightless birds that can be found in the southern half of the world. There is at least one species of penguins in almost every zoo across the United States. Most of the United States population knows what penguins are and a few of their characteristics, but what those people do not realize that this animal could be in danger because of climate change. Many believe that certain penguin species are in danger. Some individuals think that penguins have to live in…

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    Maremma sheepdog is hard at work guarding the Little penguins of Middle Island. So how did this unlikely animal kingdom alliance come about? In the mid-1990s, the beach town of Warambool faced a new foe; foxes had infiltrated Middle Island to devour Little penguins and within a decade’s time the colony was on the brink of elimination. “The crisis came to a head, in 2005, when foxes killed 360 penguins over the course of two…

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    The Life of the Galapagos Penguin The endangered animal I decided to do my research paper on was the Galapagos penguin. I picked this animal because Penguins are one of my favorite animals and it interested me that the Galapagos Penguin is the only penguin that lives in a warm climate. I learned many interesting facts about this penguin including the habitat where it lives, the food it eats, how many times a year that it reproduces, what is being done to save the penguin from extinction, what…

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    you know that Emperor Penguins can travel up to five miles per hour? They can reach these speeds using the water, their aerodynamic bodies, and strong flippers. This just one of the things that these amazing birds can accomplish. P2: The biome they live in is referred to as an Arctic Tundra, a biome made up of long freezing winters and short cool summers with the land being composed of ice (in some locations). The one we will be focusing on will be located in Antarctica. During the summer, the…

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