Emperor penguins are native to Antarctica and are the biggest penguin species in the world. Made popular by the popular animation "Happy Feet" and again put into the media spotlight on film "March of the Penguins", this species of penguin is close to being endangered due to the effects of climate change and a decreasing food population.
More importantly, their utter cuteness must be preserved. Being birds that can't fly, emperor penguins possess other fascinating abilites such as their colonization abilities and their courtship rituals. Again, this is a kind of animal I just want to give a big fat cuddle to- they are chubby and fluffy and just so huggable, especially the babies!!!
Check out the images below- aren't they just uver cute!