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Polar Freeze

And now Lauren Gazelle will take you through the polar regions of the world, the Arctic and Antarctia. There are few animals that are able to survive at the poles, but the conductor found two animals for you to audition.

PENGUIN

Braying penguin noise from John Salmon's home page.

The Emperor penguin spends most of their life at sea in the freezing waters of the Antarctic, but they must come ashore to produce their young. One interesting tidbit of information about the penguin is that when the chick hatches, the male secretes a special substance for its first meal. However, because he has not had any food since he left the sea, he has lost nearly half his normal body weight.

copyright sound to wild sanctuary 1997

Walruses are born early in the Arctic summer. At first they are covered with scanty reddish hair, which they lose as they grow older and their skin and blubber become thicker. A baby can swim from the day it is born and, while it is still young, may ride on its mother's shoulders as she swims or dives in the sea for food. One interesting tidbit of information about the walrus is that the young one stays with its mother for the first two years of its life. It suckles her milk for at least the first year, and she protects it at all times.

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