About 90% of world’s largest king penguin colony has mysteriously disappeared


Only 200,000 of the 2 million king penguins who lived on the French island of Île aux Cochons in 1982 still remain. The remote sanctuary lies halfway between the tip of Africa and Antarctica and is home to the largest colony of king penguins in the world. The species is the second most populous type of penguin after the Emperor penguin and they’re drastic disappearance is a puzzling occurrence that scientists are still trying to piece together.

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