Glossary of Terms about Penguins

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red dotchick - baby penguin still covered with downy feathers
red dotcolony - large group of penguins living together
red dotcrèche - group of young penguins clustered together to stay warm and be protected from predators
red dotjuvenile - penguin old enough to start growing adult plumage and be able to be on its own as both its parents hunt for food for it
red dotkrill - small shrimp-like animals that are food for some penguins
red dotmolt/moult - process during which penguins feathers are shed and replaced by new feathers
red dotrookery - place where penguins 
red dotnest - special place penguins build for laying eggs and keepint them warm until they hatch
red dotskua - a bird of Antarctica which feeds on penguin eggs and young penguin chicks
red dottobogganing - when penguins move on land by sliding on their bellies
juvenile penguin
photo courtesy of Guillaume Dargaud

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Types of Penguins
Penguin Facts by First Graders
Food of Penguins
Dangers to Penguins
Penguin Poems and Stories
Glossary of Terms
Penguin WebQuest
Links to Fun Activities
Useful and Interesting Links

Page created by A. Meyerhorn January 2001 and updated March 2003       Copyright 2001

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