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Plummeting Humboldt penguin population presents extinction risk

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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The Humboldt penguin population has dramatically decreased in areas along the central coast of Chile, making them one of the most vulnerable of the world's 18 penguin species and putting them at risk of extinction, experts warn.Last year, scientists surveyed two islands off the central Chilean coast and detected 842 breeding pairs or active nests. This year they found just one breeding pair.Paulina Arce, a veterinarian who specializes in penguins, says that penguin populations on all islands surveyed decreased or remained the same.BABY PENGUINS DIVE OFF 50-FOOT CLIFF IN 1ST-OF-ITS-KIND...

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