"Adélie penguins are one of the smallest and most widely found penguins in the Antarctic. You can tell them apart from other penguins by their simple black and white marking and the distinct white ring around their eyes.
They might seem clumsy on land, but they’re brilliant swimmers. They can dive down to 180m – though they tend to catch their food (mainly krill and fish) much closer to the surface.
They’re found in colonies of hundreds. Pairs will mate for life if possible – and both help to raise their young.
Adélies have recently been listed as ‘Near Threatened’ by the IUCN. The biggest threat to them right now is climate change. Although their numbers are currently increasing, it’s projected that they could decline by up to 30% over the next three generations." WWF-UK
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