Emperor penguins are built to conquer the cold. But can they take the heat? Wild Chronicles joins researchers using National Geographic's Crittercam® to see just how these Antarctic emperors adapt to climate change.

  1. How many colonies of emperor penguins live in Antarctica?

    • Answer

      More than 40 colonies live in and around Antarctica.

  2. What does Rocky, the penguin, teach Gerry and Paul, the researchers, about penguin feeding behavior?

    • Answer

      The researchers thought that penguins foraged for food at the bottom of the ocean. Wearing Crittercam, Rocky showed them that penguins don't eat at the bottom of the ocean, they lurk there to get a better view of the fish above.

  3. Why did the colony of emperor penguins near Cape Crozier fail?

    • Answer

      The changing landscape of Antarctica may have led to huge chunks of ice crushing some penguins (as Gerry and Paul found), and not providing a stable habitat for the rest of the colony.

adapt
Verb

to adjust to new surroundings or a new situation.

Noun

gradual changes in all the interconnected weather elements on our planet.

Crittercam
Noun

camera designed to be worn on a wild animal, providing a "critter-eye view" of the animal's environment.

penguin
Noun

bird native to the Antarctic.