Chile's Humboldt penguins under threat of extinction
Several dozen Humboldt penguins sun themselves along the coast of an islet in central Chile where the majestic birds coming here to nest once numbered in the thousands.
Fossil finds shed light on penguins' evolutionary past
Africa isn't the kind of place you might expect to find penguins. But one species lives along Africa's southern coast today, and newly found fossils confirm that as many as four penguin species coexisted ...
Scientists concerned for Dunedin's Yellow-eyed Penguin population
University of Otago researchers from the Department of Zoology have expressed serious concerns for the future of the Dunedin Yellow-eyed Penguin population.
Researchers find emperor penguins outer feathers colder than surrounding air
Documentarians capture vampire bats on video feeding on juvenile penguins
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.
Researchers get better view of penguins with affixed cameras and accelerometers (w/ video)
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 ...
Peru moving to protect fossils from car race
(AP)—Peru's government is taking steps to protect one of the world's largest fossil deposits from being damaged by this year's Dakar Rally, the Culture Ministry said Thursday.
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.