Chinstrap Penguin

By: Ben and Ryan H


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Notes: Physical Description


What does this animal look like? Be sure to name unique characterstics of your animal!

  • looks like they have a black swimming cap
  • Large breast bone acts as a keel of a ship.
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Does your animal always look the same, or does its appearance ever change? (From baby to adult? From season to season?)

  • Babys are grayish
  • They get bigger as they grow up

Does your animal's appearance protect it in any way?

  • Its keel like breast bone helps them slice through the water so it can escape its preditiors



Notes: Habitat


Where does your animal live?

  • Antartic Coast
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What is that place like? (Forest, desert, water, weather?)

  • Freezing cold, lots of snow and ice



Notes: Food Chain


What does your animal's food chain look like?
  • Sharks, Orcas, sea lions and sea leopards eat the penguins. Gaint Petrels, Gulls and skuas eat Chicks and eggs.

Does your animal prey on any other animals? If so, name them!

  • Yes, they eat fish, squid, sardines, anchovies. The smaller penguins like to eat, krill, anad small shrimp

Does your animal have any predators? If so, name them!

  • Yes some are sharks, orcas, sea lions and sea leopards



Notes: Life Cycle


How does your animal's life cycle begin? As a baby? An egg?

  • egg

What changes does your animal go through to become an adult?

  • Hatch, grow bigger, feathers change color, grow their water proof feathers once they are an adult, they mate lay eggs then die.



I Wonder Questions (and answers)

  • I wonder how long they live? (Ben) Answer: Between 10 and 15 years.
  • What is their weight? (Ryan H) Answer: About 7 pounds.



Fun Facts:

Scientific name is Pygoscelis Antarctica.
Penguins can't fly because of the small wings, but those wings help them swim.
Their heavy bodies whelp them swim and dive better.
Their black and white feathers are like camoflague; the white feathers look like ice.
Penguins swim at a speed of 15 MPH.
A group of penguins is called a colonie.
Penguins have a specail gland the allows them to drink salt water without getting sick.
Penguins have many layers to keep warm, these layers includ tightly packed feathers, a layer of air, skin, and finally bulbber (a thick layer of fat).

To get to shore they just walk up the beach.

Most humans get around on snow by using snow shoes or cross county skis, but penguins just slide in the stomach, this is called tobogganing, they keep
moving by pushing with their wing and feet.




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