emperor penguin

noun

Definition of emperor penguin 

: a penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) that is the largest known and that is noted for the male's habit of incubating the egg between the feet and a fold of abdominal skin resembling a pouch

called also emperor

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But unlike their bigger cousins the emperor penguins, king penguins can’t nest on ice so their choices are limited and may be hundreds or even thousands of miles from their current nesting areas. Karen Weintraub, New York Times, "King Penguins Are Endangered by Warmer Seas," 26 Feb. 2018 Other features include a six-night stay at a luxury camp near the edge of the continent, a rare visit to an emperor penguin colony and an exploration of Antarctica ice caves. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "New Couture Collection tours at Silversea promise rare adventures," 29 June 2018 Two emperor penguins in Antarctica captured a short video of themselves after coming across a camera left on the ice by a human. Author: Amy B Wang, Anchorage Daily News, "These penguins found a camera in Antarctica and captured a surprisingly good ‘selfie’," 9 Mar. 2018 Two emperor penguins in Antarctica captured a short video of themselves after coming across a camera left on the ice by a human. Author: Amy B Wang, Anchorage Daily News, "These penguins found a camera in Antarctica and captured a surprisingly good ‘selfie’," 9 Mar. 2018 Two emperor penguins in Antarctica captured a short video of themselves after coming across a camera left on the ice by a human. Author: Amy B Wang, Anchorage Daily News, "These penguins found a camera in Antarctica and captured a surprisingly good ‘selfie’," 9 Mar. 2018 Two emperor penguins in Antarctica captured a short video of themselves after coming across a camera left on the ice by a human. Author: Amy B Wang, Anchorage Daily News, "These penguins found a camera in Antarctica and captured a surprisingly good ‘selfie’," 9 Mar. 2018 In a video shared by the Australian Antarctic Division, two emperor penguins found a camera lying on the ice and shot a quick video of themselves investigating the device. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Penguins show selfie skills in Antarctica," 9 Mar. 2018 When a researcher with the Australian Antarctic Division left a camera near the favorite haunt of a large colony of emperor penguins, two of the birds waddled over to check the contraption out. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Two Antarctic Penguins Took an Adorable ‘Selfie’," 9 Mar. 2018

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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