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Each year the Emperor Penguin follows a long, tough, migration route to a location in Antarctica away from their regular residence by the edge of the sea. They do this because during the fall Emperor Penguins mate and the female lays an egg. The reason they migrate inland away from water is so that when the egg hatches there’ll be more ice beneath the newborn penguin’s feet and much less chance of it falling through to the sea.

Once the female penguin lays the egg she is exhausted from all of the work and needs to leave to return to the ocean to get something to eat.

In early spring the egg will hatch and the mother will return. The hungry father who has not eaten for about four weeks will return to the sea to feed. The mother will stay with the chick for some time then leave to return to the sea again. This time the young penguin is going to be left alone.

If it grows it’s swimming feathers it too will go to the sea to feed. Then someday it’ll follow the same migration path that it has parents followed and that Emperor Penguins have been after for countless generations.

The Emperor Penguin’s amazing migration cycle shows us that many animals endure a tricky journey to raise their young. This journey requires strength, Orlando FL Animal Removal, care, and lots of patience.

Emperor Penguin’s amazing migration

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