Sad end for 'Happy Feet Jr.' in New Zealand
A penguin dubbed Happy Feet junior that washed up in New Zealand 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) from his home has died despite intensive efforts to save him, Wellington Zoo said Friday.
'Happy Feet Jr.' found stranded in New Zealand
A penguin dubbed Happy Feet junior has been found stranded 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) from home in New Zealand, reviving memories of another wayward penguin that washed up in 2011.
A T-Rex of an idea: Dinosaur milk?
(Phys.org)—Did dinosaurs lactate? It's a question physiology expert Professor Paul Else has been pondering for years –15 years in fact.
Fur flies over call to rid New Zealand of cats
A campaign to eradicate New Zealand's cats as a way of protecting native wildlife has raised the hackles of pet lovers, with critics leaping to the defence of their feline friends.
First Contact: Emperor penguin colony receives first ever human visitors
(Phys.org)—Three team members from Belgium's Princess Elisabeth Antarctica polar research station are the first humans to have ever visited and photographed a newly-discovered 9,000-strong colony of emperor ...
Emperor penguins use sea ice to rest between long foraging periods
For the first time, researchers tracking the behavior of emperor penguins near the sea have identified the importance of sea ice for the penguins' feeding habits. The research, published November 21 in the ...
Argentine experts find giant penguin fossils in Antarctica
Argentine experts have discovered the fossils of a two-meter (6.5 foot) tall penguin that lived in Antarctica 34 million years ago.
Two new emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica
While about 2500 chicks of emperor penguins are raised this year at the colony close to the French Dumont d'Urville Station, two new colonies totalling 6000 chicks have just been observed about 250 km away, ...
Ecologists start new Antarctic season with paper comparing animals' handling of adversity
Montana State University ecologists who are about to return to Antarctica for another season had to adapt to dramatic changes in the sea ice last year.
Melting sea ice threatens emperor penguins, study finds (w/ Video)
At nearly four feet tall, the Emperor penguin is Antarctica's largest sea birdand thanks to films like "March of the Penguins" and "Happy Feet," it's also one of the continent's most iconic. If global ...
Counting penguins from space
A new study using satellite mapping technology reveals there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than was previously thought. The results provide an important benchmark for monitoring the impact ...
Campaigners push for vast Antarctic marine reserve
Conservationists called Tuesday for the world's biggest marine protection zone to be declared around Antarctica, heralding the possibility of a global fight over its pristine waters.
Milking the pigeon: extracting the mechanisms involved
Pigeons, flamingos and male emperor penguins are all able to produce "milk" in their crop to feed their chicks. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics uses new technology to stu ...
Happy Feet the penguin missing in Southern Ocean
Scientists tracking Happy Feet, the wayward penguin who became a worldwide celebrity after washing up on a New Zealand beach, said Monday they had lost contact with the giant bird.