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The king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) is the second largest of the approximately 18 different penguins that exist; the emperor penguin is the largest. The king penguin gives birth to 1 young at a time and raises 2 young in a 3-year period. The king penguin weighs 9-17 kg and is 85-95 cm tall. Todays stamp showing the “king penguin” is from Umm Al Qun.