Antarctica’s emperor penguins

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  • December 29, 2022
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Context: Greater conservation efforts are needed to protect Antarctic ecosystems, and the populations of up to 97 per cent of land-based Antarctic species could decline by 2100 including emperor penguins if we don’t change tack, a new research has found.

About Emperor Penguin

  • The emperor penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica.
  • Like all penguins, it is flightless.
  • Its diet consists primarily of fish, but also includes crustaceans.
  • While hunting, the species can remain submerged around 20 minutes.
  • It is the only penguin species that breeds during the Antarctic winter.
  • The lifespan is typically 20 years in the wild, although observations suggest that some individuals may live to 50 years of age.
  • IUCN status: Near threatened

Source:Indian Express

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