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Scientists Predict King Penguins Face Major Threats Due To Climate Change

The researchers say the problem is that the animals' primary source of food is moving farther away from places where they can breed. They're likely going to have to swim farther for their dinner.
A king penguin colony nests in 2007 at Volunteer Point, Falkland Islands. Source: Peter Macdiarmid

Seventy percent of the world's king penguin population could face threats to its habitat by the end of this century, according to a new scientific model.

The researchers say the problem is that the animals' primary source of food is moving farther away from places where the penguins can breed. They're very likely going to have to swim farther for their dinner.

"This is really surprising to us, to find such a massive change is going to, a researcher in evolutionary genetics from the University of Ferrara. The team's research, co-led by Céline Le Bohec of the Université de Strasbourg, was .

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