A volcano on Antarctica's Deception Island nearly wiped out one of the continent's largest and oldest penguin populations ... not once but three times throughout history.
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.
Penguins that walked the Earth 61 million years ago might have been giants, growing to nearly 5 feet tall, according to the oldest fossils of these penguins unearthed to date.
The Galápagos are more than a life raft in Pacific currents — they actually alter the Pacific currents, and in so doing, help feed the islands' residents.
Gentoo penguins seem to gather in colonies, and their large piles of poop help melt the snow and provide "nurseries" for their young.
Earth's last ice age was so cold that even Antarctica's emperor penguins had trouble with the chill, a new study finds.
Valentine's Day may inspire people to buy chocolates for their loved ones or treat their sweetheart to a romantic, candlelit dinner, but animals have entirely different courtship behaviors.
Rovers — especially cute ones that are disguised as penguin chicks — seem to be better at spying on penguins than humans are.
Chinstraps, Gentoos, Adelies and more. These stunning penguin photos reveal the beauty of Antarctica's flightless birds.
As the glaciers melted about 15,000 years ago, warmer weather and ice-free conditions allowed king penguins to colonize the string of islands north of Antarctica, a new genetic study has found.
An unknown strain of bird flu has been evolving in Antarctica for between 49 and 80 years, researchers report. Fortunately, the disease is not very deadly, nor can it take hold in mammals.