Penguins are aquatic, flightless birds. They lay eggs, have feathers and yet are powerful swimmers. Emperor penguins can stay underwater up to 30 minutes, in essence flying underwater. They live in the Southern Hemisphere, including Antarctica and New Zealand. LiveScience.com has penguin pictures, feature article and news of the latest penguin discoveries.
Out of five known emperor penguin colonies in the Bellingshausen Sea region of western Antarctica, four have failed to breed this year as chicks likely drowned in the melting sea ice.
The newfound extinct species is remarkably similar to the living "little penguin," which only weighs around 2 pounds.
Researchers in New Zealand have unearthed fossils from two previously unknown ancient penguin species. One of the new species is the largest penguin ever discovered.
Satellite photos showing poop stains in the West Antarctic snow and ice have revealed a previously unknown breeding colony of emperor penguins.
Around the time the dinosaurs died out, penguins became swimmers. New research reveals their aquatic evolution.
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