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Woolly wonders: King penguin chicks look so different from their black and white parents that for a long while scientists thought they were a completely different species, and named them “woolly penguins”. Their fat, down-covered bodies help them survive while waiting for Mum or Dad to return with the next meal. And it could be a long wait… up to three months!
Photograph: Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott/Minden Pictures/FLPA

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Woolly wonders: King penguin chicks look so different from their black and white parents that for a long while scientists thought they were a completely different species, and named them “woolly penguins”. Their fat, down-covered bodies help them survive while waiting for Mum or Dad to return with the next meal. And it could be a long wait… up to three months!
Photograph: Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott/Minden Pictures/FLPA

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