A life reconstruction of one of the largest penguins that ever lived,
Illustration by Mark Witton (used with permission, all other rights reserved)
Some penguins would have been as tall (or even taller) than adults today.
Specialized anatomy means flightless penguins are master swimmers.
How did penguins end up with so few bones – and become lightning-fast swimmers?
Penguins are at risk as a warming climate affects sea ice in Antarctica.
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Emperor penguins survive in a ‘Goldilocks zone’ between too much sea ice and too little. A new study shows the risk they face from climate change.
Emperor Penguin in Antarctica.
Emperor Penguins thrive in harsh conditions, but a new study shows that their fate depends on human action to slow global warming and associated loss of sea ice.
Emperor penguins have uniquely adapted to their Antarctic home.
Emperor penguins have a few hidden tricks to stay warm, like blood vessels in the nose arranged so they can regain most of the heat that would be lost by breathing.
Not too hot, not too cold, but just right.
Gary Miller/Australian Antarctic Division
Emperor penguins are adapted to the bitter cold of Antarctica, but a new study reveals that during the last ice age it got too cold even for them.
Some emperor penguins are searching for some new ice to call home.
Emperor penguins have been spotted breeding on ice shelves for the first time, where previously they were thought only to breed on the much lower ice that floats on the ocean surface. It is not clear whether…