Penguin

10 peeks at sex in the wild

Publication: MSNBC.com   Date: February 6, 2009   View Article

Birds do it, bees do it. Even female jumping spiders do it — dangerously. Check out ten ways animals get do it in the wild.

Animal Photos Weekly: Rescued Penguin, Baby Sloth, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 15, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include a red deer stag, a baby sloth, evacuated horses, rescued penguins, and a recently hatched Oliver Ridley sea turtle.

Animal Photos Weekly: Penguin March, Tree Frog, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 8, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include stranded penguins, Siamese twin fish, the European Dog Show, a turtle with a bladder stone, and a tiny tree frog.

Animal Photos Weekly: Hot Cranes, Baby Penguin, Gorillas, More

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 6, 2008   View Article

Captions for photos of animals in the news. Shots include a black crowned crane, a captive polar bear, a rockhopper penguin, a Siberian tiger cub, and a young gorilla.

Penguin Chicks Frozen by Global Warming?

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 2, 2008   View Article

Human activity is endangering about two thirds of all penguin species, according to a new paper based on decades of research and observations.

The conservation biologist behind the paper points out some of the many ways penguins are suffering, such as by ingesting oil from spills, by being run over by tourists, by having their nesting times confused by climate change, and by losing their prey to changing currents.>

Penguins Changed Diet Due to Whaling, Study Suggests

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 20, 2007   View Article

Extensive whale and seal hunting in Antarctica over the past 200 years appears to have triggered a shift in the diet of Adélie penguins, a new study suggests.

The seabirds abandoned fish in favor of krill, shrimp-like crustaceans that are a major component in the diets of fur seals and baleen whales.

Oil Slicked Penguins Wash Ashore Dead in Argentina

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: May 12, 2006   View Article

Hundreds of dead Magellanic penguins covered in oil have washed ashore in recent days on the coast of Argentina, according to news reports.

Most have been found in the Cabo Virgenes nature reserve, about 1,350 miles (2,200 kilometers) southwest of Buenos Aires near the southernmost tip of Patagonia.

Several hundred more of the polluted birds have shown up alive, and rescue workers are scrambling to remove oil from the penguins’ feathers.

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