Everyone recognizes a penguin, with their tuxedo-like coloring and distinctive waddle. The seventeen species surviving in the world today have adapted in a remarkable number of ways to enable them to live in such diverse climates as Antarctica and the tropics. While some species number in the millions, others are threatened by overfishing, pollution, and even eco-tourism. John Love discusses these issues and describes the general characteristics and behavior that enable penguins to range the seas of the southern hemisphere and dive to depths of 1,600 feet or more in search of food.
Discover the world's animals in the WorldLife Library from Voyageur Press. This highly acclaimed series brings you the latest research from leading naturalists, along with stunning color photographs of your favorite animals.
Also recommended: Swans, Polar Bears, Loons, Sea Turtles, Seals & Sea Lions.