Did you figure out where I am?
I am on a continent. There are 7 continents.
- North America
- South America
This continent is covered in ice. I am in Antarctica! Did you guess it?
Antarctica is in the south pole. Even though I swam south, I went far away from the equator.
Equator – imaginary line that goes around Earth. It divides the earth from north to south.
Antarctica is the coldest continent on Earth. It has no direct sunlight and can get as cold as -82 degrees Fahrenheit. In case you missed it, that’s MINUS 82! It is covered in ice and very few animals can live here because it so cold.
You know who can live here? Rocky, the Emperor Penguin. Emperor Penguins are the largest penguins on Earth. They can grow to be almost 4 feet tall and up to 100 lbs. Now that’s a big penguin.
Emperor Penguins are endemic to Antarctica.
Endemic means they live no other place in the world than right here!
That may be fine for Rocky, but I’m freezing my shell off. Time to go.
Swim ya later, Love Kit