An Emperor penguin dives through a hole into the water below the McMurdo Sound sea ice.
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Penguins in Peril, Research Shows
Credit: Graham Harris/Wildlife Conservation Society
A braying Magellanic penguin from the colony at Punta Tombo, Argentina.
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A Season at the Penguin Ranch in Antarctica
Credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UC San Diego
At Jerry Kooyman and Paul Ponganis' field camp at Cape Washington, Antarctica, curious emperor penguins approach.
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Male Penguins' Calls Say 'I'm a Good Dad'
Credit: Emma Marks
A male penguins' voice reveals how good a dad he will be, a new study suggests. Here, Adelie penguins breed and raise their chicks in large groups.
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Penguins are usually associated with Antarctica, but they also live in temperate areas of South America, New Zealand and Australia.
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New Baby Penguin Is a Big-footed Fuzzball
Credit: Moody Gardens.
A newly hatched chinstrap penguin at Moody Gardens aquarium in Texas.
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Penguin Pomp: Birds of a Feather
Credit: Todd Stailey, Tennessee Aquarium
A flock of gentoo penguins at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga puts on a show. At heights of almost 3 feet (1 meter), gentoos are the third-largest…Read More »
penguin species in the world. Gentoos build nests out of round, smooth stones, which are highly prized by females. To curry favor with a potential mate, male gentoos sometimes present "gifts" of these coveted rocks. Less «
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Credit: Cassondra Williams
Emperor penguins are the largest and tallest living penguin species.
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Credit: Cassondra Williams
Emperor penguin jumping out of an ice hole.
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Emperor Penguins in the ice
Credit: Paul Ponganis
Emperor Penguins in the ice.
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African penguins take a sidewalk stroll. These two-foot-tall birds are also known as "jackass penguins" because of their loud, donkey-like calls. They…Read More »
nest in burrows along southern Africa's coastal waters, laying two eggs that are cared for by both mom and dad. One major African penguin colony is right near Cape Town, South Africa, at Boulders Beach. There, penguins rub elbows with tourists and swimmers. Less «
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Penguins All In A Row
Credit: Wally Walker, National Science Foundation
Three gentoo penguins line up at Gamage Point, Antarctica. Gentoos stand about 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall and weigh about 12 pounds (6 kilograms).…Read More »
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