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SAD 14: A Tale of Two Teenagers

Antarctica, 2019

An emperor penguin adult with two teenage chicks. Note that emperor adults can raise at most 1 chick per season, so at least one of these chicks came from another adult. During the Antarctic spring (November), the chicks are growing up fast and need to put on a lot of weight before the sea ice melts and they enter the water for the first time. The chicks are also wandering away from their parents, sometimes for hours at a time, socializing with the other chicks, starting to form bonds.

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