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Antarctic Penguins Find an Unlikely Ally: Fishermen loading...
Antarctic Penguins Find an Unlikely Ally: Fishermen
A new agreement by the krill-fishing industry seeks to preserve a vital food supply for the beleaguered birds.
Why Do Penguins Lay Asymmetrical Eggs? loading...
Why Do Penguins Lay Asymmetrical Eggs?
Scientists studied 50,000 bird eggs from 1,400 species to discover why egg shapes vary.
Penguins Caught Feasting on an Unexpected Prey loading...
Penguins Caught Feasting on an Unexpected Prey
Researchers mounted cameras on the backs of four species and were surprised by what they found on penguins' menu.
Scientists Attached Cameras to Penguins—Here's What They Learned. loading...
Scientists Attached Cameras to Penguins—Here's What They Learned.
The charismatic birds are found on the Antarctic peninsula, and how they communicate has been a mystery.
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6 Tips for Better Wildlife Encounters
Experiences with animals can be exhilarating, uplifting, and educational, but they can also be dangerous—for you and the wildlife. Here's how to make the activities sustainable and safe.
12 Penguin Portraits Show Off Big Personalities loading...
12 Penguin Portraits Show Off Big Personalities
Celebrate World Penguin Day, April 25, with stunning pictures of these beloved birds.
3.6 Million More Penguins Live in Antarctica Than Thought loading...
3.6 Million More Penguins Live in Antarctica Than Thought
New research estimates roughly six million Adélie penguins live in East Antarctica—cause for celebration and concern.
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Why Adult Penguins Mooch Off Their Parents
Galápagos penguins are one of only two penguin species that hang out near their childhood home—for a reason, a new study says.
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Five Big Environmental Wins in 2016
Sure, it's been a tumultuous year for the planet. But here are some environmental achievements to celebrate: renewable energy, protected oceans, and deconstructed dams.
Sydney Aquarium Welcomes New King loading...
Sydney Aquarium Welcomes New King
Sydney’s SEA LIFE Aquarium is getting excited about the royal arrival of their very first King penguin.
Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change loading...
Antarctica Could Lose Most of Its Penguins to Climate Change
A new study finds significant impact, and a possible silver lining, for the iconic birds over the next century.
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Emperor Penguins Counted From Space
Satellite images show species population has doubled, study says.
About the Show

Before you see the feature film, Oddball starring Shane Jacobson, learn the true story about an eccentric chicken farmer who trained his mischievous dog to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and saved their seaside town.

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