Emperor Penguin Hand Puppet from Folkmanis Puppets
Every occasion is a formal occasion for this ritzy Emperor Penguin puppet. Animate his head and beak and he can check for leopard seals, groom his "feathers" or nuzzle a young penguin. Emperor Penguin stands thirteen inches tall.
FACTS OF INTEREST:
Emperor penguins live on the ice pack of Antarctica. They are the largest sea birds (four feet tall!) and can withstand temperatures of 0°F.
At the beginning of the dark winter, the penguins gather in rookeries of thousands of birds. There, each female lays one egg.
The males hold the egg on their feet and keep it warm with their bellies. For two months they huddle together and don't eat.
Baby penguins have fun in the Spring. They lie on their stomachs on smooth slopes and toboggan across them.