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AMNH: Science Bulletins | Scientists Save Penguin Chicks


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African penguins are critically endangered, their colonies reduced by 70 percent in the last decade. Commercial fishing is to blame, emptying the penguins’ ocean range of the small, schooling fish that are their main food source. With penguin chicks’ growth and health in crisis, a hands-on rescue strategy could sustain struggling colonies while conservationists work to ensure the species’ survival.

 

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