World’s Largest King Penguin Colony Suffers 85 Percent Crash

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The Morne du Tamaris Colony on Île aux Cochons has dropped from 2 million to 200,000 birds over 30 years

DANNY LAWSON - PA IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES A baby king penguin surrounded by adult animals.

DANNY LAWSON – PA IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES                                                                      A baby king penguin surrounded by adult animals. 

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The possible causes of this decline were explored but no plausible explanation for such an unprecedented decrease in penguin populations was found.