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CLIP 12886

Penguin huddle

Penguin huddle

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Key Info
  • Penguin huddle
  • Duration: 01:25
  • When the females go, the penguin colony undergoes a strange transformation. The males shuffle into groups with their eggs tucked away above their feet, they lock together in tightly packed huddles to keep warm. The huddles change as each penguin makes its way into the warmer middle. If the huddle breaks, heat escapes. This clip from Planet Earth was first published on Nature Video Collections: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Living Things in their Environments: Habitats

  • Keywords: habitat, antarctic, penguin, emperor penguin, heat, warmth, survival, timelapse, nature video collections
Ideas for use in class
  • Pupils to create a human penguin huddle, placing a ball on top of their feet to act as an egg.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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