Penguin Facts by First Graders

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Large Penguins
 

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Emperor Penguin
     1. It has a purple beak.
     2. It has black feet and black eyes.
     3. It has a yellow patch on its chest, and yellow and orange next to its eyes.
     4. It is the tallest penguin.
     5. It is taller than I am and it has a white belly.
King Penguin
     1. It has an orange beak.
     2. It has black feet.
     3. It is 3 feet tall and is the second tallest penguin.
     4. It is the most colorful penguin.
     5. It lays one egg.
Crested Penguins
 

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Rockhopper Penguin
     1. It has red eyes.
     2. It is very bold.
     3. It hops rock to rock.
     4. It has yellow eyebrow feathers.
     5. Yellow feathers stick out on the side of its head.
Macaroni Penguin
     1. The macaroni penguin has yellow feathers on the side of its head.
     2. It has red eyes.
     3. It is a good climber.
     4. It is a good swimmer.
     5. It raises one chick.
Stiff-Tailed Penguins
 
 

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Adélie Penguin
     1. It has a white eye ring.
     2. It has an orange beak.
     3. It has orange feet.
     4. It runs very fast.
     5. It comes up to my waist.
Chinstrap Penguin
     1. It has a black stripe under its chin.
     2. It has a black head.
     3. It is not as tall as I am.
     4. It has black eyes.
     5. It lays two eggs and it raises two chicks.
Gentoo Penguin
     1. The gentoo penguin has a white patch on its head.
     2. It is the fastest swimming penguin.
     3. It has an orange stripe on its beak.
     4. The gentoo lives on the Antarctic peninsula and on the sub Antarctic islands.
     5. The gentoo penguin's weight is 10 to 19 pounds.
 Small Penguin
 

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Little Blue Penguin
     1. The little blue penguin has blue-gray feathers on its back.
     2. It lays two eggs.
     3. If 3 little blue penguins stood on top of each other, they would be as tall as I am.
     4. It sleeps in crevices or burrows.
     5. It lives on the southern shores of Australia and New Zealand.

Here is a list of ways most cold weather penguins are alike: