Kōrero: Penguins

Adélie penguin and chicks

Adélie penguin and chicks

The most southern penguin breeding colony is the Adélie colony at Cape Royds (77°38’ S, 166°10’ E), in the Ross Sea sector of Antarctica. Nevertheless, they are still a daunting 1,400 kilometres from the South Pole, a fact underlined for Ernest Shackleton in 1908. He made an unsuccessful attempt to reach the pole after building a hut beside that penguin colony. Popular misconceptions to the contrary, penguins are not found at the South Pole.

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Photograph by Christina Troup

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Lloyd Spencer Davis, 'Penguins - Penguins of New Zealand Antarctica', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6417/adelie-penguin-and-chicks (accessed 19 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Lloyd Spencer Davis, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 11 Jul 2016