What are Baby Penguins Like?
What are baby penguins like?
Emperor Baby Penguins born completely covered with gray
plumage, which is lost as they grow to get the counter shade black and dart plumage which most of us know.
Baby penguins are different sizes depending on the species and their physical characteristics are adapted to
their natural habitat.
Baby penguins born completely covered with gray, white or brown plumage, which is lost as they grow to get the
counter shade black and white plumage which most of us know. The change to adult plumage they get when they
have a one year old. See images below of:
- Humboldt Penguin Chicks
- Emperor Penguin Chicks.
Emperor Penguin Chicks
The penguins were flown to the U.S. from McMurdo Station on Ross Island in Antarctica, to be part
of a National Science Foundation study. Location: San Diego, California (USA)
Courtesy of Jose Lopez, Jr. US Air Force
Chick of a Humboldt Penguin
Image courtesy of Planetavivo.org