STAYING ALIVE AT MINUS 55: How the Emperor Penguin Survives in Subfreezing Antarctic Weather
George P Ritter
It walks with a waddle, swims like a porpoise, comes dressed in a tuxedo, and probably endures the cruelest climatic conditions of any warm-blooded creature in existence. It's bad enough that the emperor penguin chooses to live Antarctica. Even worse is the fact that he defies all norms of nature by living there in the dead of winter. And to show his utter disdain for nature's rawest elements, the emperor penguin spends most of his time on the Antarctic ice under a self-imposed fast - going months with nothing to eat or drink.
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