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An old label to reverse : The Jungle ( trade mark ) Rowland Ward , Piccadilly , London
19 th Century
Size : 76 cm high , 63.5 cm wide , ( max. ) 30 ins high , 25 ins wide
The largest of all penguins the emperor has highly unusual breeding habits . In winter the female lays one egg and goes to sea not returning until the spring . The male carries the egg on his feet and protects it with a 'pouch' of feathery skin . Whilst guarding their eggs they don't attempt to find food . They huddle together in large incubating colonies on the ice through the long night of winter and go without food until the spring . The female returns just as the chick hatches and the male emperor then goes to sea to forage for food returning later to help rear the chick .
Emperor penguins can dive to a depth of 530 metres ( 1750 feet ) for as long as 20 minutes and travel up to 1000 km ( 625 miles ) on feeding trips .
|Height||76.00 cm||(29.92 inches)|
|Width||63.50 cm||(25.00 inches)|