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CLIP 12576

King penguins catch a wave

King penguins catch a wave
Key Info
  • King penguins catch a wave
  • Duration: 02:55
  • When there are hundreds of penguins all going to the toilet in the same place the stench can be horrific. To clean themselves the penguins surf on the crest of the waves, rolling around to make sure they are really clean. This clip was first published on Frozen Planet programme page: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Living Things in their Environments: Adaptation

  • Keywords: habitat, penguin, king penguin, surf, cleaning, arctic, wave, frozen planet
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip to show the pupils how animals adapt to their habitats
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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