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A habitat is the place, or environment, in which an animal lives. Eight main habitats describe the places where animals live. They are: Arctic and Antarctic; cities, towns, and farms; deserts; fresh water; forests and mountains; grasslands; oceans and shores; rain forests.

From NCWiseOwl select Elementary Zone then Amazing Animals on the left side then Habitats Arctic and Anarctic.

How would a change in the penguin population change the food web?
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Draw your penguin and label the animal’s parts:
beak – partly covered with feathers
eyes – white ring around eyes
flippers – used for fast swimming
tail feathers – stiff and drag on ground when walking

Penguins have heavier, solid bones that are great for swimming and diving, but prevent them from flying.

Other birds have light, hollow bones that make it easier to fly.

Penguins also have short wings that work like paddles in the water, where flying birds have longer wings for flying.

They also have two thick layers of feathers to help them stay warm.

The outer layer is covered in a thick oil that makes them waterproof.

There are also differences in their beaks, feet and bone structure.

  • Emperor Penguin - 44 inches
  • King Penguin - 37 inches
  • Adelie Penguin - 24 inches
  • Chinstrap Penguin - 24 inches
  • Rockhopper - 18 inches
  • Royal Penguin - 30 inches
  • Fairy Penguin - 16 inches

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