Emperor Penguin

Biggest Penguin in the World

Emperor Penguins

Penguins are not particularly big animals. Usually they are about 25 inches (63.5 cm) tall and weigh anywhere between 5 and 15 pounds (2.27 to 6.8 kg), depending on a specie.
Emperor Penguin

But there is one specie that stands out –Emperor Penguins. That name serves them well since they truly are the biggest penguins in the world.

The Emperor Penguins live in the Antarctic, mostly between the 66° and 77° south latitudes. The total population is estimated at around 400,000–450,000 individuals, spread among the 40 independent colonies.

Emperor Penguin

With the approximate height of 48 inches (122 cm), they are almost twice the size of an average penguin and there’s an even bigger difference when it comes to weight. Emperor penguins usually weigh anywhere from 49 to 99 pounds (22 to 45 kg), thus dwarfing any other penguin specie.