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  • Giant Prehistoric Penguin Once Inhabited New Zealand
    A monster penguin roamed New Zealand around 60 million years ago. It stood 1.6 meters (5.2 feet tall) and weighs up to 80 kg. (August 16, 2019)

  • Penguins at Steinhart Aquarium Given Red Hearts for Valentine's Day
    Penguins at the Steinhart Aquarium were given red Valentine's Hearts. The penguins carried the hearts off to their nests. (February 15, 2017)

    Treadmill Study Finds Fat King Penguins Are Less Steady on Their Feet
    Researchers used treadmills to analyze the waking gait of king penguins. The found overweight penguins are less steady on their feet. (February 25, 2016)

    Scientists Say Emperor Penguins Threatened by Antarctic Sea Ice Loss
    Scientists are projecting a major decline in emperor penguins by the end of this century as climate change reduces the extent of Antarctic sea ice. (June 26, 2012)

    Scientists Use Satellite Images to Take Emperor Penguin Census
    A new study, reported here in PLoS ONE, used satellite mapping technology to reveal that there are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought. (April 13, 2012)

    Lost Antarctic Emperor Penguin Headed Back Home
    The lost Antarctic Emperor Penguin (nicknamed Happy Feet) that wound up on the Peka Peka Beach in New Zealand after making a 2,000-mile wrong turn has been returned to the ocean. (September 5, 2011)

    Emperor Penguin That Became Stranded on New Zealand Beach Will be Returned Home
    The lost Antarctic Emperor penguin that made a 2,000-mile wrong turn and wound up stranded on New Zealand's Peka Peka Beach will soon be heading home. (July 30, 2011)

    Video: Penguins in Antarctica Do the Wave to Stay Warm
    Daniel Zitterbart, a PhD physics student the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, took time-lapsed images of a penguin huddle near the Neumayer Antarctic Research Station. (June 23, 2011)

    Sheepdogs Guard Fairy Penguins
    Treehugger reports that conservationists in Australia have turned to sheepdogs to help them protect a colony fairy penguins. (January 7, 2009)

    Hundreds of Magellanic Penguins Released Back Into the Sea
    Magellanic penguins rehabilitated with the help of the International Fund for Animal Welfare are released back into the sea in the CNN video below. (October 8, 2008)

    Gay Penguins Refuse Same Sex Mates
    The AFP reports that several gay penguins at a zoo in Germany are refusing to mate with female penguins that zookeepers flew in from Sweden. (February 20, 2006)