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Antarctica: Animal Printouts

Antarctica, the frozen continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole, and the frigid seas surrounding it, are home to many animals. In particular, the Antarctic seas are teeming with life, ranging from microscopic plankton to the biggest animal that ever lived on Earth, the Blue whale.

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth. The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was in Antarctica; it went down to approximately -129°F (-89°C)! The Antarctic land does not support many life forms. Most of the land of Antarctica is a frozen desert, with less precipitation than the Sahara Desert (under 2 inches = 5 cm a year). Oddly enough, 70% of the world's fresh water is frozen in the region of the South Pole.

All of the Antarctic animals have adapted to life in extremely cold conditions. Some, like the whales, seals, and birds, have an insulating layer of fat to protect them from the cold. Others, like many fish and insects, have special chemicals in their blood (natural antifreeze proteins) that keep them from freezing. Many animals (like penguins and seals) have a compact body form and thick skin to help retain body heat. Birds also have waterproof plumage (feathers) and downy insulating feathers.

Some animals leave Antarctica during its horrendous coldest months, from June until August. Animals like the Humpback whale migrate to warmer waters to reproduce after eating huge amouns of krill in Antarctic waters. Many other animals (like the Emperor penguin) remain in the Antarctic year-round.

Land and sea animals from Antarctica include:

Antarctic Animal printouts:


Antarctic Krill

Small crustaceans that are eaten by many animals, including baleen whales.

Arctic Tern

A small bird that flies from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again each year.


Blue Whale

A baleen whale that is the largest animal that ever lived on Earth.


Emperor Penguin

The largest penguin; it lives on ice packs in Antarctica.


Emperor Penguin

(Simple version)
The largest penguin; it lives on ice packs in Antarctica.


Emperor Penguin Label Me! Printout

Label a diagram of an Emperor Penguin.
Answers


Humpback Whale

A long-flippered baleen whale that sings and frolics in the water.


Minke Whale

The smallest baleen whale. It sings and has a white band on each flipper.


Octopus

Octopi have eight legs and live on the sea floor.


Orca or Killer Whale

A toothed whale that lives in small pods.


Penguin

Penguins are birds that swim very well but cannot fly. Many penguins live in Antarctica.


Sea Star

Sea stars, another name for starfish, are animals that live on the ocean floor.


Spectacled Porpoise

A porpoise (a small toothed whale) from the Southern Hemisphere.


Sperm Whale

The largest toothed whale, over 50 feet long. It eats giant squid.


Squid

The squid is a fast-swimming invertebrate with ten arms.
Weddell seal

Weddell Seal

The Weddell seal is a large, nocturnal pinniped from Antarctica.

Zooplankton

Zooplankton are tiny animals that float in the seas and other bodies of water.

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In addition to printing the animals, you can copy a printout (click here for instructions) and paste it into a painting program (like Paint) and color the animal there. (Thanks to Grace P. from Thorngrove School for this great idea.)




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