emperor penguins


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  • Location: Detroit Zoo, Michigan, USA
  • Source: www.detroitzoo.org
  • Info: Live streaming webcam featuring king penguins, macaroni penguins and rockhopper penguins at the Detroit Zoo.

    The king penguins are easily recognisable by the vivid orange feathers on their heads and upper chests. In the wild, King penguins only come ashore during the breeding season and to molt. They raise one chick every other year as it takes approximately nine months for a king chick to fledge.

    Macaroni penguins have bright yellow plumes on their heads. The macaroni's plumes reminded early English explorers of an 18th century man called a "macaroni" who wore flashy feathers in his hat, thus the name. Rockhopper penguins have yellow feathers extending from their eyebrows. The name rockhopper comes from the bird’s ability to jump off cliffs. When on land, they tend to hop and are able to jump up to 6 feet.