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In parts of Australia, including Sydney Harbor, something is killing penguins. The bodies were covered in bite marks, and their stomachs were cut open. It is not clear what exactly is killing the penguins. Officials are ruling out humans. The bites indicate that it might be foxes, which carry their prey in their mouths and shake it, stated Sally Barnes, head of the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. To the "Penguin Wardens," a 30-member volunteer group of penguin defenders...
The Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin which breeds in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. It is the most numerous of the Spheniscus penguins. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Humboldt Penguin and the GalÃ¡pagos Penguin. This medium-sized, black and white penguin grows to an average of 76 cm tall. They have a black head with a broad white border running from behind the eye, around the...
The White-Flippered Penguin (Eudyptula albosignata) is the smallest species of penguin found in New Zealand. It nests only on Banks Peninsula and Motunau Island and is considered to be endangered with only around 3,750 breeding pairs. It is often considered to be a sub-species of the Little Penguin or even a mere variation of that species. Typically growing to 30 centimeters tall and weighing 1.5kg, it gains its name from the white markings on its flippers, unique to the species.
Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) have several common names. In Australia they are often referred to as Fairy Penguins due to their small size. In New Zealand they are called Little Blue Penguins or just Blue Penguins owing to their plumage color, the New Zealand MÄori call them Korora. In Chile they are known as PingÃ¼ino pequeÃ±o or PingÃ¼ino azul. They are the smallest species of penguin and breed around the entire coastline of New Zealand and the Chatham Islands as well as...
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.