- When it comes to keeping themselves warm, Emperor Penguins are known to use very clever ideas. Here, they clump together in a mass and take their turns moving to the inside of the group. This protects them from the icy cold temperatures and keeps them warm.
- They are known to use a distinctive set of sounds to establish individual identity. These are different when it comes to the parents and the offspring.
- The females are known to travel up to 50 miles. The male takes care of the egg by balancing it on his feet. The egg is covered with the brood pouch, which keeps it warm. During this time, these penguins are known to be almost without any food intake, for about 65 days.
- The females are known to return after two months from the sea. This is the time they come with food to feed the hatched chicks. With the arrival of the female, the male then leaves for the sea to hunt on his own.
- These penguins usually feed on fish, krill, and squid. Their dives are the longest and even the deepest as compared to any other species of penguins. They are known to dive to a depth of 1,800 feet. This is what enables them to source food which other birds cannot even have access to.
- Adult penguins are known to leave their young ones in a group of chicks, which are called crèches. This is done when they need to go and fish in the deep waters.
- They are known to reach sexual maturity at around 5 years of age. They begin their courtship around the months of March or April, and are also known to travel over 50 miles inland to their breeding sites.
- These species are also very good swimmers, and have a hydro dynamically shaped body. This is what helps them in the diving process, and also makes it easy to find food. These creatures are very graceful and extremely fast in the water.