‘Super rare’: Antarctic penguin washes up in New Zealand, 3,000km from home

‘Super rare’: Antarctic penguin washes up in New Zealand, 3,000km from home

An Antarctic penguin has traversed 3,000km of icy waters to find himself far from home and on new and puzzling shores: the south-eastern coastline of New Zealand. The Adélie penguin in question, affectionately named “Pingu” by locals, was spotted looking somewhat lost at Birdlings Flat, a small settlement on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s only […]

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What Will Happen to the Penguin Population as Climate Change Worsens?

What Will Happen to the Penguin Population as Climate Change Worsens?

The effects of climate change are seemingly infinite. It feels like every day brings news of another dwindling population or wiped out plant species. When times get tough, watching videos of dawdling penguins can make the earth seem a little kinder. Unfortunately, penguins are not immune to climate change, and their population numbers and food supplies […]

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Tasmanian devils wipe out thousands of penguins on tiny Australian island

Tasmanian devils wipe out thousands of penguins on tiny Australian island

An attempt to save the Tasmanian devil by shipping an “insurance population” to a tiny Australian island has come at a “catastrophic” cost to the birdlife there, including the complete elimination of little penguins, according to BirdLife Tasmania. Maria Island, a 116-square-kilometre island east of Tasmania, was home to 3,000 breeding pairs of little penguins […]

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