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Kings are the second-largest penguin species, only outranked in stature by their emperor penguin cousins. And while the King's tuxedo colouring gives them a cultured and stylish look, it also provides an important and more practical purpose: concealment. When the birds dive deep into the ocean looking for food, their black feathers disguise the bird from predators above, while their white undersides do the reverse.
Kings are legendary for their diving prowess-in their quest for tasty squid and lanternfish, they can dive over 91 meters approximately below the surface, and some have even been spotted at depths near 305 feet approximately! Underwater these flightless birds are the epitome of grace. On land, however, they are not so graceful, and waddle or 'toboggan' on their bellies to get around.