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World Penguin Day

25 April, 2021

Coinciding with the annual northern migration of Adelie penguins, World Penguin Day is to raise awareness for the endangerment of these ice-born creatures, particularly through climate change affecting the distances of their migration to find food. Alarmingly, of 17 penguin species, 11 are classified as endangered or vulnerable, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Adelie penguins are native to Antarctica and individually migrate north to have better access to food during the winter months and then south in summer, to build their nests along the Antarctica coastlines. Penguin species lay up to two eggs per mating season with the Emperor and King penguins laying only one egg.

 

Image: Penguins in Antarctica

https://www.antarctica.gov.au/about-antarctica/animals/penguins/adelie-penguins/