Emperor Penguins - Good Luck Minis®

No. 340422

by Safari Ltd
$119.99
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • Emperor Penguins live in about 40 colonies on the entire coast of Antarctica, where they must survive some of the harshest weather on the planet. Four layers of small feathers help keep out the wind, and their social nature provides more warmth and protection.
  • Scientific Name: Aptenodytes forsteri
  • Characteristics: These stately Emperor Penguins are all dressed up for a party. Invite them to yours, perhaps as cupcake toppers or decorations, or use them in Antarctica or ocean projects.
  • Size and Color: These tiny Emperor Penguin figures pack in the realism, capturing the classic black and white and even the yellow tinge near the chin. The stand nearly one inch tall.
  • Emperor Penguins are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • Product Description

    History

    Emperor Penguins have a complex scientific name. Aptenodytes means featherless diver. Penguins do have feathers of course, just not the large easily distinguished feathers of flying birds. Forsteri comes from naturalist J.R. Forster, who accompanied Captain James Cook on his sea voyage past Antarctica in the late 1700s. Although Cook and his crew didn’t land on Antarctica, Forster did spot and describe Emperor Penguins, giving him the honor of naming the species. Attempts to reach Antarctica continued, but the south pole would not be reached until 1911 by Roald Amundson. He’d made an earlier attempt at the continent in the late 1800s, but his ship became ice bound. To avoid starvation and scurvy, the men hunted penguins, who produce their own vitamin C.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 20.25 W x 25.5 H
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