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Montevideo, September 19th 2018 - 13:42 UTC

Tag: Ile aux Cochons

  • Tuesday, July 31st 2018 - 07:47 UTC

    King penguins down to 10% of original population in three years in French island

    Satellite images and photos taken from helicopters show penguin population has collapsed, some 200,000 remaining, according to a study in Antarctic Science

    The planet's largest colony of King penguins has declined by nearly 90% in three decades, alarmed researchers said on Monday. The last time scientists set foot on France's remote Ile aux Cochons — roughly half way between the tip of Africa and Antarctica — the island was blanketed by two million of the flightless birds, which stand about a meter tall.