Antarctica, We Have A Problem: Emperor Penguin Colony On The Brink

The Background

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Before we get into what’s harming a particular emperor penguin colony, let’s get a better understanding of the beautiful bird. A flightless bird, the emperor penguin is the largest of its species; reaching heights of nearly four-feet and weighing up to 90 pounds. A carnivorous bird, the emperor penguin has a life expectancy of 15-20 years in the wild.