The Life Cycle Of An Emperor Penguin

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The Life Cycle Of An Emperor Penguin

Fill in the blank questions based on The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin by Bobbie Kalman.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A penguin is a _______.
  • 2. 
    Penguins breath air using _______.
  • 3. 
    A penguin is a _______-blooded animal.
  • 4. 
    There are 17 _______, or types, of penguins.
  • 5. 
    A _______ is the natural place where an animal lives.
  • 6. 
    Antarctica is the most southern _______ and the coldest place on Earth.
  • 7. 
    Antarctica receives less than two inches of _______ each year.
  • 8. 
    A penguin's body is _______, or smoothly shaped, allowing the penguin to swim quickly through water.
  • 9. 
    _______ are animals that hunt and eat other animals.
  • 10. 
    The oil on a penguin's feathers makes them _______.
  • 11. 
    Under its skin, a penguin has a thick layer of _______, or fat, that helpd keep the penguin warm.
  • 12. 
    Every animal goes through a set of changes as it grows. These changes are called a life  _______.
  • 13. 
    An emperor penguin begins its life cycle as an _______, or developing baby, inside an egg.
  • 14. 
    The egg is _______, or kept warm, by the father.
  • 15. 
    When the chick is about five months old, it _______, or sheds, its feathers and grows new ones.
  • 16. 
    After it molts, the young penguin is called a _______.
  • 17. 
    A _______ ground is the area where a colony of penguins mates and lays eggs.
  • 18. 
    Penguins _______ by sliding on their bellies, using their wings and feet to push themselves along.
  • 19. 
    Most breeding grounds are in sheltered areas on the pack ice, where large ice _______, or steep walls of ice, help protect the penguins from strong winds.
  • 20. 
    The colony of penguins in its breeding ground is called a _______.
  • 21. 
    Each male penguin puts on a _______, or pattern of behavior, to attract a female.
  • 22. 
    A penguin _______ by calling out to another penguin.
  • 23. 
    _______ are two penguins that mate with each other.
  • 24. 
    Since father penguins have no food to eat, they must _______, or save, energy while they incubate the eggs.
  • 25. 
    To stay warm, the father penguins _______ together.
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