Our little Emperor penguins of JCDSRI had the opportunity to experience how challenging it is for the female penguins to transfer their eggs to the male penguins in the COLD and BITTER Antarctica winds.
As part of our thematic unit, students learned that these flightless birds breed in the winter. After a courtship of several weeks, a female emperor penguin lays one single egg then leaves. Each penguin father balances the egg on his feet and covers it with his brood pouch. There the males stand, for about 65 days, through icy temperatures, cruel winds, and blinding storms.