King Penguin : Threatened By Climate Change
A recent study in the Antarctic reveals that king penguins are threatened by climate change.
- They are the 2nd largest penguin species.
- Habitat: They live on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands. Major colonies are found on Crozet, Prince Edward Island, Kerguelen Island, Heard Island, South Georgia and Macquarie Island.
- King penguins don’t make a nest and they carry their egg around with them at all times on top of their feet by taking turns.
- Conservation Status: According to IUCN it is under the category of Least Concern.
- Threats: Climate change, habitat shifting and southward shifting of the Antarctic Polar Front.