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Emperor penguin

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Emperor penguin
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Urist likes emperor penguins for their way of flying through the water.

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· Egglaying

Cannot be tamed 
Birth: 450 cm3
Mid: 15,000 cm3
Max: 30,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-50
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 13
Fat 11
Brain 1
Gizzard 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 13
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A small flightless bird, it is the largest of the natural penguins. It is known for its treks through leagues of glacial ice.

Emperor penguins are creatures found inhabiting arctic oceans, where they spawn in groups of 5-10 individuals. Standing at half the size of a dwarf, these flightless birds will run away when threatened, making them an easy target for a hunter or a military squad. Butchering them will return an acceptable amount of food and bones to the fortress.

Emperor penguins possess a pet value of 10, but unlike most animals, they are not trainable.

Some dwarves like emperor penguins for their large size, their coloration, their waddling gait and their way of flying through the water.

Admired for its large size.