AnnaBelle Walberg - Natural Selection

AnnaBelle Walberg - Natural Selection
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  • Emperor Penguins and Natural Selection
  • I'm starving!
  • Natural Selection Step 1: Overproduction
  • Has it been a year yet?
  • So glad  I bulked up during the summer!
  • Natural Selection Step 2: Variation
  • i think he's got your beak!
  • I'm so relieved!
  • let's name him..."Zhao"!
  • It's so cute and fluffy!
  • This is "Wudi" the great Emperor Penguin. His wife left to go find food for their unborn baby while Wudi has to take care of the egg until it hatches. 
  • Natural Selection Step 3: Selection
  • Not again..
  • Emperor Penguins only lay 1 clutch every year so it's very important that the fathers takes good care of the egg. If he fails to do so, they could lose their only child and would have to wait another year to have one. 
  • Natural Selection Step 4: Adaptations 
  • It's finally hatching day! Wudi and his wife are so excited. Their baby comes out looking healthy and cute. 
  • The End
  • This is the key part for emperor penguin babies. The harsh weather and lack of food could easily kill off several children. If a mother sends her child off too early, the lack of food could also kill them. The penguins enemy, seals, threaten their way of life also.
  • snack time!
  • Go, Zhao!
  • The penguins have flippers that allow them to swim fast underwater.  Zhao is luckily able to escape the terrible sea lions but others weren't so lucky. 
  • Zhao is able to swim away thanks to his helpful physical features and eventually makes it to safe ground. Now he just has to find his parents...
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