Category: penguin

When foxes discovered fairy penguins on a small Australian island, they nearly wiped the colony out. So, a chicken farmer began sending some of his dogs to protect the birds. Over the next 10 years, not a single penguin was killed by a fox.

Some female penguins engage in prostitution. Performing sex act in exchange for pebbles. However, sometimes they will just trick the male into thinking they’ll have sex, then run off once she gets the pebble.

20,000 landmines used during the Britain/Argentina conflict over the Falklands have led to a booming population of penguins. Cows and humans avoid the fenced-off fields, but penguins are too light to set off the mines. The deadly fields have turned into penguin sanctuaries.

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