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You live in Antarctica
Polar king of ice.
It looks like this Emporer Penguin had really big eyes.And it also looks like that this Emporer Penguin had a really BIG brain.
I think the emperor penguins are a very interesting animal. there is a lot to learn about them.I think scientist's should continue studying them.
The penguin Skull looks very cool-I wish it were mine.I wish I owned it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Penguins are fine, I guess.
How do we know its a penguin?It could some different kind of bird.
It reminds me of abirds skull.
Once used as a "nostril cleaning device" by Native Texans in the late 1990's, it was later discovered to in fact be an Emporer Penguin Skull that had fallen of a stagecoach destined for the Dallas/Fort Worth "Muesem of Affronts to Good Spiritual Folks of the Great State of Texas".
It was also later pointed out to the goog spiritual folks of Texas that stagescoaches were rendered unnecessary several decades earlier by the combustion engine. A fact they should have realized when they started mass eradictaion of their oil fields.
Wow, that's a bizarre one, but very inventive.
it looks like it has little holes above the eye socet.it also has a very long beak,and big eye socets.i wonder if penguines that are not emporer penguines heads are that size?what is the difference in a emporer penguin and a not emporer penguien is?
This penguin skull is curiously
narrower than a normal penguins
skull would be maybe because it
had an environment change that
caused it to adapt and doing so it was eating smaller thinner prey.
this animal is just like my dear friend wilbur i went to antarctica and this skull looks just like his head must be the same kind of penguin
all penguins can swim. penguins eat fish. emperor penguins have a yellow patch just below their head. They are hte largest penguins. Penguins are very cool.
I see the skull of a penguin.
Emperor penguins have glands that remove salt.
the skull is really cool!! i love to look at skulls, and try to figure out what animal it is. I coudn't figure out this one until my brother told me.
Mr.Penguin you live in a zoo,
you live in a zoo
but you should'nt have too.
If everyone would donate a dollar or two,
penguins could be released,
into the wild away from the zoo!!!
Penguins to me are very interesting animals to study and learn about.For example the males have to do the baby-sitting,for example they babysit by keeping the baby warm and making sure nothing happens to them.
what i'm thinking about is that squeezy thingy that nurses use to suck the phlegm from new babies' noses. and for this penguin, it'd have to be a super long skinny one, i mean mega long, and mega skinny. i'd like to see someone make one just for the purpose of sucking stuff out of this penguin's nose.
it appears that the beak is very important to the emperor penguin
The Emperor Penguin is a family type penguin. They travel a long way to make their families.
that is a freky thing
It is half white and half black.
i think it is cool howthe penguins' bodies are built.
penguins are cool
penguins are great
you may not think much
of this bird of odd state
but if you knew
or researched them a bit
I think you would find that
now even you can't quit!
They are about 4 feet tall.
Yesterday, my family watched a show about following emperor penguins under the ice in the ocean surrounding Antarctica. I was so cool to learn that these animals can live in such and extreme environment. I also liked seeing the type of technology scientists use to study these animals.
Most penguins live in the south pole.
Penguins, primarily are pretty particular about picking purple petunias.
An Emperor Penguin's skull is 8 inches long. And I have studied it and it seems like a boy Emperor Penguin skull. And if you come to the room next to the news area and look for the big sign that says object of the month and press the red button you can see it! Come see it!!!
how many of the worlds penguins live in the polar regions? i've heard some live on the coasts of south america (?).
the skull is aabout 8inches to81/2inches long.Also as you may have noticed the scull has a long black beack that takes up about 1/4 of the sckull.Also as you may notice it has a huge eye soccet that is about the size ofmy hand.Also the scull has a ridge right abouve the eye soccet.Plus you may notice the bump on the back of the head that may have be from a bad fall on the ice.
This skull looks kind of freaky, and deeky. Very sharp!
I think that the emperor penguin used it's beak to make holes in the ice.
They are black. They have a big beak.
this object of specification is a rare object of north antarctica. a truly rare specimen
Well I love peginens a lot!!!!!!!!!! and yes they mostly live on the south pole but there are some live trpyical place!!! anyways they are all really really really cute and i hope that i can see one someday in their natural home!!!!!!!!!!!! because i love them soooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
well first of all they are dead so it is not so cute anymore but you know when they were not dead that were very cute and this male had a very big nose and it is still black which is very cool!!!!!!!!!
i never thought a penguin skull looked like this
This is amazing animal and cool.
Penguins live in the water and they eat other animals to survive.
if you haven't read anything else than mine, you should. They are super funny. It's amazing what people will say about random things.
This mysterious shape known as the Emperor Penguin skull was created in 1992 by government scientists in an attempt to revive extinct creatures.
how tall are average sized penguins?
amazing how the penguin evolved with these ducts!
The Emperor Penguin's skull is about the size of a large birds head, ranging from 7 to 9 inches in length. The beak of this particular bird itself is about 2 1/2 in long. Although the eye sockets appear large, the eyes themselves are only about 3/4 of an inch long.
penguins are furry wehen they are babies,
emperor penguins are fascinating!
what a penguin!!! i thought it was a whale...
This is a particularly pretty peculiar penguin.
the dads take care of the babies.
why shouldn't the dads take care of the babies? they helped make them in the first place. they knew what they were getting into
Emperor penguins are awesome! Anyone who has seen March of the Penguins or even Happy Feet knows what intriguing and fascinating creatures these are.
I love learning about animals, such as emperor penguins! There are so many things to learn about them.
I'm not here, but emperor penguins are cool, and skulls are cooler!
this is huge it is scary that it has a long beak
Emperor Penguin skulls are really cool. I love penguins. It's is sad that penguins have to die, but it is good to teach people about what it is.
Not all penguins live in a cold enviorment! Many live in warm places. Weird!
how big do they grow
Cool!!! Penguins skulls are very interesting
I did not know that the penguin had a salt glands
in their skulls...
I loved the movie March of the Penguins. They are beautiful anmials. Werd.
emperor penguin skull
emperor penguin skull,
emperor penguin skull,
so old and dull.
yes, i said...........
emperor penguin skull!
so old and dull!
Thats a big penguin skull.!!!!!!
This really has a big beak.
It looks like a woodpecker.
Emperor Penguins are a strange and interesting creature. But, aren't we all??
polar bears can swim but so can them little birds which we call penguins
It is a bird skull , Penguin to be exact.
Perhaps purple, polka-dotted penguins are pretty peculiar!!!
oh mr. penguin.
you are black and white.
you compare nothing to batman.
you are in fact a weird looking thing.
your cane, and coat are cool...
but batman rocks my socks.
I wish the show "March of the Penguins" would have shown me a picture of this skull. :-)
These are funny looking birds. Ha Ha Ha theymake me giggle with their funny faces w00t!!!!!!!!
Antartica seems cold to us, but just fine for penguins.
very large eye cavity. Its interesting how large the nostril.
The Penguin is oly 8 inches but that could be really big for all you know! The beak is black on the bone not just the fur.
This penguin skull is very big for a emperor penguin. There is a spot just above the eye where they used to store salty glands.
Penguins are very adaptable to their environment. They struggle to survive in everyday life to the rapidly changing waters in the anarctic climate.
Interesting to look at the skull and imagine the being's point-of-view on life. Those enormous side sockets would give anybird a humbling sense of vulnerabilty, and the downward-pointing slope of its bill shows where its attention was likely focused for most of its life--on the cold ground or on deeper waters.
the skull is really weird looking. i like the way the beak is black.
this is an cool penguin skull. it is about 7.5 inches it is so cool you should put more things like this on here.
penguins are cool
penguins are sweet
it would bee cool
too see them walk
down the street
they waddle around
so cute so fat
i love peguins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How did it get here?
This looks way to big to be a penguin! Wait maybe not it is cool but how did they get a skull?
Penguins live on the South Pole and walk in a funny way called waddling. They live on the ice. It is really cold every day.
Penguins live on ice and they waddle silly. They walk with their feet together. They don't walk how people walk
Baby penguins are thigmotaxic: they orient themselves and move in response to contact with another solid body. It's self-preservation, really. If the little ones step off their parents' feet, where they're protected from the cold and wind, they're likely to freeze to death. So they're evolutionarily programmed to stay close.
(My mother always referred to clingy toddlers as "thigmos.")
Its about 8 inches long and it looks like a bird skull! It looks like it is about 25 years old.
The beak is black at the edge! I didn't know that was bone! How weird. I don't ever want to go home!
Baby penguins are sooo cute!!!!!
I think that the emperor penguin has narrower skull and beak then most penguins beccause of the prey that it eats
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