Emperor Penguin


    In Context

    • No evidence of microplastics in emperor penguins, says study which is an important assessment of environmental pollution at the South Pole.

    Emperor Penguin

    • It is the largest member of the penguin order (Sphenisciformes). It is also the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species.
    • Geographical Presence: Endemic to Antarctica
    • IUCN Status: Near threatened.


    • They are a group of aquatic flightless birds. Every year the 25th of April is observed as World Penguin Day. 
    • Live primarily in the Southern Hemisphere with only one species, the Galapagos penguin, found north of the equator. 
    • Penguins employ physiological adaptations and cooperative behaviors in order to deal with an incredibly harsh environment.
    • Penguins are divided into six genera.