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Penguins are losing their cool in Norway's heatwave

Bergen - Those denying climate change should take note, as hot weather in Norway is causing problems for penguins in zoos across the country and zoo keepers are having to take extraordinary measures to keep them cool.

Emperor penguin numbers in decline

Emperor penguin populations could lose nearly one-fifth of their members by the end of the century as a result of climate change.

Bird flu found in penguins

Melbourne - Researchers report that they have identified, for the first time, a strain of avian influenza that infects Adélie penguins.

Penguins' Letang suffers stroke, out for at least six weeks

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss at least six weeks after suffering a stroke last week, the National Hockey League team announced on Friday.

How the penguin lost its flight

Long ago, penguins faced a trade-off between the air and the sea. The evolutionary process may not make sense with the 40-mile penguin march, but as with all adaptions in nature, the outcome reaped the greater benefits for survival.

Video released of first contact with 9000 emperor penguin colony

A video of an Antarctic penguin colony's first contact with humans has been released by researchers from the International Polar Foundation (IPF).

Op-Ed: Love and friendship in the animal kingdom

There are many accounts of close connections established among con-specific or inter-specific animals indicating that love and friendship among non-humans are rather frequent emotions and go beyond anthropomorphic interpretations.

Pens lock up Crosby for extension worth over $100 million

According to TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger, the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed franchise superstar, Sidney Crosby to a contract extension worth over $100 million.

'Sexual depravity' of Adelie penguins shocked prudish explorers

London - George Murray Levick, scientist with the 1910 Antarctic expedition led by Captain Scott, conducted a study on the "Sexual Habits of Adelie Penguins." His paper was considered too "graphic" for publication and remained unknown until recently.

Tourists fined after stealing penguin during drunken holiday

Two men that admitted to stealing a penguin from a Sea World park in Australia while they were on a drunken bender have been fined for their actions.

Celebrity penguins flying first class delight passengers

Passengers on Delta flights from San Antonio to Atlanta and from Atlanta to New York were treated on Wednesday night to the sight of two penguins waddling down the aisle midway through the flights.

NHL: Sidney Crosby to return to lineup Monday

Sidney Crosby will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. This news comes after the star forward sat out for more than 10 months.

Gay penguin pair being broken up

Toronto - The Toronto Zoo is apparently unhappy with Buddy and Pedro, two African penguins who have seemingly bonded in defiance of the need for more baby penguins.

NHL players need to protect & respect says former Leaf Sundin Special

Toronto - From the time he entered the NHL to the time he retired, former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin has seen the game of hockey change considerably.

Former Leafs star Mats Sundin helps kids shape up Special

Toronto - Former NHL star Mats Sundin may have ended his career as a Vancouver Canuck, but he made a welcomed return to his “second home” as a Toronto Maple Leaf.

Penguins use smell to identify relatives and to avoid inbreeding

Chicago - A study in captive Humboldt penguins revealed that these birds use smell to identify their partner and offspring; it also allows them to evade mating with relatives thus avoiding incest and the problems caused by inbreeding.

Op-Ed: Have We Seen the Last of Sidney Crosby?

According to reports Sidney Crosby has suffered yet another set back in his training as he attempts to recover from a concussion suffered in January of this year.

Penguins being stolen in Australia

Thieves are stealing penguins from inside an enclosure, where injured birds are able to recuperate, on an island in South Australia.

Penguin Beach to open at London Zoo in May

London - England's largest penguin pool, with about 150 of the birds, will open at London Zoo in May - allowing visitors to get closer to the animals than ever.

Scales designed to weigh penguins in the wild

Three special sets of scales are now weighing penguins in the Antarctic without the animals having to be anywhere near humans.

Five penguin species given Endangered Species protection

Five species of penguins have won protection under the US Endangered Species Act after a 2006 petition by the Center for Biological Diversity along with two lawsuits filed jointly with Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN).

500 rare African penguins killed by big freeze in South Africa

Johannesburg - Nearly 500 rare African penguins have died in the past 24 hours as a result of extremely cold weather in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province.

Penguin Love Triangle: She Loves Him, He Loves Him Not

Love triangles are as old as time. Read all about two male penguins at the San Francisco Zoo whose “relationship” of more than six years went out the window when a bold hussy penguin came between them and wrecked their happy home.

Snipers guard Australian penguins

Professional snipers have been brought in to guard a vulnerable colony of penguins in Australia after nine penguins have mysteriously died.

Op-Ed: Deep Thoughts on Sports, Michel Therrien, the Penguins, and Leafs

I'm not sure what it is about the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they sure as hell bring out the best in our Toronto Maple Leafs, don't they?

Penguins Becoming Long-distance Commuters

Imagine you live in the suburbs of Chicago and you must commute hundreds of miles to a job in Iowa just to put food on the table. Magellanic penguins living on the Atlantic coast of Argentina face a similar scenario, and it is taking a toll.

Happy New Year for Penguins

The Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that its efforts to protect a wildlife-rich coastal region in South America have paid off in the form of a new coastal marine park .

Op-Ed: Penguin promoted to Colonel

The Colonel in Chief of the Norwegian King’s Guard happens to be a penguin. He came up through the ranks. As a bird, he’s far more intelligent and better looking than nearly all historical generals, so his career is looking quite promising.

Hundreds of Baby Penguins Wash Ashore in Brazil

More than 400 penguins, most of them babies, have been found dead on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro over the last few months. Some environment experts believe pollution may be the main cause for the deaths.

Human Influences Challenge Penguin Populations

Warming in the Antarctic, as well as commercial fishing, mining, and oil and gas development at lower latitudes, has led to declines in many penguin species.
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Holiday weekend and "Hunger Games."
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Penguin costumes in London pub
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Ross Sea, Antarctica: Emperor penguins
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Hartlepool United supporters in penguin costumes in London
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