World’s Kip Champions, Chinstrap Penguins

Nesting season
Snooze specialists,
Chinstrap penguins
King George Island
Mysterious micro-sleepers!

Eleven hours
Daily rest,
Four second dozes,
Ten thousand times
Day and night,
Every twenty-four hours.

Leopard seals
Brown Skuas
Giant Petrels
Predator adaptations,
Unbroken wilderness!

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