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Penguins

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 1 The smallest of the penguins is the Little-Blue penguin at only about ten inches tall. This penguin has blue feathers, which is how it got its name. The Little-Blues live in Australia and New Zealand. The Macaroni penguin is about twenty-seven inches tall. How much smaller is the Little-Blue than the Macaroni?
 2 Yellowed-eyed penguins live in New Zealand and are a little larger than most penguins. When they go on land to breed, they fear hungry predators like ferrets, stoats, or even dogs. If a female yellow-eyed penguin lays two eggs on September third, her chicks may hatch on October third. If she and her husband feed their chicks until February third, how many months did she and her husband feed their chicks?
 3 Erect-crested penguins live on small islands not too far from Antarctica. They eat small fish and small crustaceans. There are approximately one hundred sixty-two thousand breeding pairs of the Erect-crested penguin. There are about three hundred twenty-two thousand breeding pairs of the Gentoo penguin. How many more Gentoo penguins are there than Erect-crested penguins?
 4 Macaroni penguins live in the Antarctic region. They tend to eat fish and squid a lot. There are about 10 million pairs of this penguin. Their crests are bright orange and they have black faces. If a Macaroni penguin eats eight fish per day, how many fish will it eat in four days?
 5 The Emperor penguin towers over the rest of the penguins at about forty-five inches tall. These penguins live only on the Antarctic continent. The Gentoo penguin is about thirty-three inches tall. How much taller is the Emperor penguin than the Gentoo?
 6 There are about 320,000 pairs of the Gentoo penguin. Small fish and squid are a large part of this penguin's diet. They have to watch out for the leopard seal and the sea lion. They normally lay two eggs in the spring. If eight female Gentoo penguins lay their eggs, how many eggs will there be?