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Massive iceberg threatens remote penguin sanctuary 

Paris - The world's biggest iceberg is on a collision course with a remote South Atlantic island that is home to thousands of penguins and seals, and could impede their ability to gather food, scientists told AFP Wednesday.

Gay penguins adopt egg after trying to hatch stone

Berlin - A pair of gay penguins in Germany who tried earnestly to hatch a stone now have the chance to become real parents.Staff at Berlin Zoo recently presented the amorous male couple with an egg, which they swiftly began to incubate.

World's biggest king penguin colony shrinks 90 percent

Paris - The planet's largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90 percent in three decades, alarmed researchers said Monday.

1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands

Paris - A thriving hotspot of some 1.5 million Adelie penguins has been discovered on the remote Danger Islands in the east Antarctic, surprised scientists announced Friday.

New survey shows two Antarctic penguin species in sharp decline

As Antarctica continues to warm, two species of the continent's five iconic penguin species are in sharp decline, according to a new survey.

More Antarctic protections urged on World Penguin Day

Sydney - The world needs to do more to protect the Antarctic wilderness and its wildlife, scientists warned Tuesday, as they marked World Penguin Day.

New Zealand town builds underpass tunnel for penguins

New Zealand town builds a 25 meter long tunnel to save blue penguins. The Oamaru underpass allows the endangered penguin species, the smallest in the World, to avoid a deadly road during their nightly trek home from the sea.

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding: Study

Sydney - Some 150,000 penguins died after a massive iceberg grounded near their colony in Antarctica, forcing them to make a lengthy trek to find food, scientists say in a newly-published study.The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 square kilometres (38.

Penguins love to eat fish, but they probably can't taste them

Penguins love fish, krill, squid and other sea life they catch while swimming underwater in the cold Antarctic oceans. But did you know they probably can't taste what they are gulping down their throats?

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).
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Ross Sea  Antarctica: Emperor penguins
Ross Sea, Antarctica: Emperor penguins
Paul Nicklen
An Adélie penguin in Antarctica. Photo by OCEANITES/RON NAVEEN
An Adélie penguin in Antarctica. Photo by OCEANITES/RON NAVEEN
Penguins at the zoo voluntarily leave their water exhibit and begin forming a line up at the big doo...
Penguins at the zoo voluntarily leave their water exhibit and begin forming a line up at the big doors to head in for the night 10 minutes before the zoo closes for the night and before any trainer comes to call them.
Hartlepool United supporters in penguin costumes in London
Hartlepool United supporters in penguin costumes in London
Twitter/James Fielden
Holiday weekend and  Hunger Games.
Holiday weekend and "Hunger Games."
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Regions iof Antarctica where penguin counts were done. The Antarctic Peninsula is on the upper left ...
Regions iof Antarctica where penguin counts were done. The Antarctic Peninsula is on the upper left of the map.
An Emperor Penguin feeding its young. Photo taken: Atka Bay  Weddell Sea  Antarctica.
An Emperor Penguin feeding its young. Photo taken: Atka Bay, Weddell Sea, Antarctica.
Hannes Grobe/AWI
A gentoo penguin sliding in the snow in Antarctica. Photo by OCEANITES/RON NAVEEN
A gentoo penguin sliding in the snow in Antarctica. Photo by OCEANITES/RON NAVEEN

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