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Penguins: Popularity, peril and poop - Dyan deNapoli

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Penguins are odd birds. For one, they cannot fly (but they are amazing swimmers), and, contrary to popular belief, the majority of penguin populations live in warmer regions. But these beloved birds are in danger, with populations declining up to 90%. Dyan deNapoli explains the reasons behind the decline -- and why penguins are like the proverbial canary in the coal mine of our oceans.

How many of the 18 penguin species are listed as Near-Threatened, Threatened, or Endangered?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dyan deNapoli
  • Producer Zedem Media
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis
  • Artist Dinos Hadjidemetri
  • Animator Maria Savva
  • Sound Designer Manolis Manoli
  • Narrator Dyan deNapoli

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