Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Baby Penguins

Penguins have a peculiar mating habit; some penguins will mate forever, when for only one season. Penguin parents usually cooperate in looking after their baby penguins. But it is mostly the task of an male penguin to incubate the egg until it really is hatched. amazing how penguins pay attention to their offspring inside the extreme cold and harshness of their habitat. Baby penguins are hatched engrossed in a grayish down that protects the chicks with the cold.

Through the nesting period, baby penguins are limited to the burrow or nest where they can be fed by their parents. When baby penguins get to the age where they don't need constant care from other parents, they are usually grouped in nurseries where they wait while their parents hunt for food. One amazing trait of both parent and baby penguins is because they recognize the other even just in the midst of penguins. In the event the baby penguin sheds its downy feathers and gets its plumage, it may then learn to fend for himself.

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