A recent study in the Antarctic reveals that king penguins are threatened by climate change.


About ‘King Penguin’

  • 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.