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Iconic Emperor penguins facing risk of extinction

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:16

Emperor penguins are in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change, says a study, suggesting the iconic animal "fully deserving of endangered status due to climate change".

Emperor penguins are more willing to relocate

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 09:47

Researchers have offered new insights on the long-term future of emperor penguins by showing that the penguins may be behaving in ways that allow them to adapt to their changing environment better than expected.

Climate change renders `already vulnerable` penguins` future uncertain

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 10:00

Scientists have said that changes in average climatic conditions combined with the increasing frequency of unpredictable, extreme weather events may disrupt scientific predictions of the future penguin populations.

Cooler climate helped evolution of penguins

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:51

Penguins waddled into the book of life around 20 million years ago and diversified thanks to global cooling which opened up Antarctica for habitation, a study said on Wednesday.

`Cold coat` help Penguins keep warm in Antarctic

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 19:29

Emperor penguins keep their body`s surface temperature lower than the surrounding air -- in an unusual phenomenon termed as `cold coat` -- to cope with the harsh conditions of the Antarctic, scientists say.

Emperor penguins need sea ice to rest on

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 13:44

Researchers tracking the behaviour of emperor penguins have found fresh reason to be worried about global warming -- emperor penguins use sea ice to rest as they forage.

The penguin couple that has stayed together for record 16 years

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 13:44

A new study has revealed Magellanic penguins as among the most faithful lovers in the animal kingdom.

Scientists discover how emperor penguins rocket through sea

Last Updated: Sunday, October 21, 2012, 18:31

Emperor penguins rocket through water by releasing air from their feathers in the form of tiny bubbles, a new study has found.

Melting ice in Antarctica threatens Emperor penguins: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 13:36

Rapid sea ice melting in Antarctica threatens the lives of Emperor penguins, and if global temperatures continue to rise, the largest sea birds may eventually disappear, a new study has claimed.

New Zealand scientists try to solve mystery of disappearing penguins

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 21:23

New Zealand scientists are preparing a study to solve one of nature`s great mysteries, the disappearance of a rapidly dwindling breed of penguin.

Space pictures pick up lots more penguins

Last Updated: Monday, April 16, 2012, 08:37

Scientists counting emperor penguins from space have found twice as many of the birds in Antarctica as expected.

Emperor penguins count double from Space!

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 11:18

Scientists counting emperor penguins from space have found twice as many of the birds in Antarctica as expected.