PENGUINS

Yellow-eyed penguins could be wiped out in 25 years: Study

Yellow-eyed penguins could be wiped out in 25 years: Study

The study highlights where conservation efforts could be most effective in building penguins' resilience against climate change, researchers said.

May 16, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
Public display of penguins at Byculla zoo won't be stopped: Bombay High Court

Public display of penguins at Byculla zoo won't be stopped: Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court has decided not to stop the public display of seven penguins, brought from South Korea to the Byculla zoo here, saying it cannot hastily conclude that they are not taken proper care.

Mar 04, 2017, 12:16 PM IST
Climate change, overfishing reason behind decline in penguin population

Climate change, overfishing reason behind decline in penguin population

The region has suffered from decades of overfishing and environmental changes, reducing the number of fish.

Feb 13, 2017, 00:32 AM IST
Antarctica penguins unable to return home due to iceberg grounding

Antarctica penguins unable to return home due to iceberg grounding

The Adelie penguin population at the bay`s Cape Denison was measured to be about 160,000 in February 2011 but by December 2013 it had plunged to an estimated 10,000.

Feb 20, 2016, 11:06 AM IST
150,000 Antarctica penguins die after giant iceberg traps colony

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after giant iceberg traps colony

The huge iceberg dubbed 'B09B' measuring about 100 square kilometres (38.6 square miles), became trapped in Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica in December 2010. 

Feb 15, 2016, 11:51 AM IST

150,000 Antarctica penguins die after iceberg grounding: Study

The B09B iceberg, measuring some 100 sq kms, grounded in Commonwealth Bay in East Antarctica in December 2010, researchers from Australia and New Zealand said.

Feb 14, 2016, 23:03 PM IST
Little penguins team up to spot prey: Study

Little penguins team up to spot prey: Study

Little penguins are more likely to work together to hunt schooling prey rather than solitary prey, a new study has found.

Dec 19, 2015, 12:30 PM IST
Penguins to the rescue with anti-icing tricks

Penguins to the rescue with anti-icing tricks

Antarctic penguins live in a bitterly cold place, where the air temperature can drop to -40 degrees Celsius and the winds can hurtle at speeds of 40 meters per second.

Nov 23, 2015, 16:47 PM IST
Penguin numbers on the rise as glaciers retreat: Report

Penguin numbers on the rise as glaciers retreat: Report

 Here comes good news for penguin lovers. Shrinking glaciers are leading to the birth of more Adelie penguins in the East Antarctica region, researchers report.

Nov 18, 2015, 13:03 PM IST
Watch: Adorable penguins attempt to escape from a Danish zoo!

Watch: Adorable penguins attempt to escape from a Danish zoo!

In a video which has gone viral on social media shows these cute penguins at Odense Zoo in Denmark trying to escape the captivity of zoo.

Nov 16, 2015, 22:01 PM IST
90 per cent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

90 per cent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

Majority of the world seabird species have plastic in their gut and 99 per cent will have gobbled down plastic by 2050.

Sep 01, 2015, 18:00 PM IST
90 percent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

90 percent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

 Nearly 90 percent of individual seabirds alive today have consumed some form of plastic and about 60 percent of them, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, have plastic in their guts, estimates a new study.

Sep 01, 2015, 13:18 PM IST

Dozens of penguins wash up dead on coast of Uruguay

Dozens of penguins have shown up dead over the past three days on the coast of Uruguay, a government official said Thursday.

Jun 12, 2015, 00:08 AM IST

Penguins 'crap' over snow melt it

Scientists have found that penguins use their feces to melt snow in their breeding grounds.

May 04, 2015, 23:39 PM IST
How iconic emperor penguins survived last ice age

How iconic emperor penguins survived last ice age

A change in breeding habits and distinct genetic make up may have helped certain populations of the iconic emperor penguins survive the harsh climate during the last Ice Age, a study contends.

Mar 02, 2015, 21:55 PM IST
Penguins have bad sense of taste

Penguins have bad sense of taste

 A new study has revealed that penguins have no sense of taste as they have lost three of the five basic tastes over evolutionary time.

Feb 17, 2015, 12:50 PM IST

Penguin-bot to study flightless birds

 French researchers have developed a baby penguin robot to get up close and personal with penguins and study their behaviour.

Nov 09, 2014, 13:29 PM IST
Penguins' personalities prepare them to adapt climate change

Penguins' personalities prepare them to adapt climate change

A new study has revealed that personalities of the Penguins or birds help them to cope with the climate change.

Oct 12, 2014, 10:51 AM IST

Little penguins forage together

Most little penguins search for food in groups, and even synchronise their underwater movements during foraging trips, according to a new study.

Aug 14, 2014, 13:54 PM IST

Emperor penguins are more willing to relocate

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.

Jun 21, 2014, 09:47 AM IST