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Penguins at a British marine sanctuary are struggling to cope with the even-worse-than normal wet winter weather and are given medication to improve their mood. Tara Cleary reports.
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AFP (Mar. 6, 2014) 50km-away from Punta Arena in southern Chile is the Magdalena Island, home to the Magellan penguins. This species of monogamous penguins arrive in the summer to breed then migrate to the Brazilian ... watch video
Reuters - Light News Video Online (May 20, 2015) A colony of little penguins, also known as blue penguins, come out to play for the first time at the Bronx Zoo. Sharon Reich reports.
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AP (May 23, 2013) On Friday, SeaWorld Orlando opens its "Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin" attraction. With a ride, restaurants and 250 live penguins, it's the largest expansion in the park's ... watch video
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Dec. 16, 2013 Emperor penguins maintain the tight huddle that protects them from the harsh conditions of an Antarctic winter with stop-and-go movements like cars in a traffic jam, a new study has ... read more
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