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King penguins have such a long breeding cycle that it does not fit in a single year. The chick hatches in spring/summer and is well-fed by its parents until it reaches a size of 10-12kg, at which point winter arrives and the parents leave to feed at sea for three to four months. The chick loses about 70% of its body mass during this fast.
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ohscience:

King penguins have such a long breeding cycle that it does not fit in a single year. The chick hatches in spring/summer and is well-fed by its parents until it reaches a size of 10-12kg, at which point winter arrives and the parents leave to feed at sea for three to four months. The chick loses about 70% of its body mass during this fast.

(image from wikipedia)

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    King penguins have such a long breeding cycle that it does not fit in a single year. The chick hatches in spring/summer...
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