08 Apr '11, 5pm

Penguins Mysteriously Losing Their Feathers (Photos)

Penguins Mysteriously Losing Their Feathers (Photos)

A Magellanic penguin chick with feather-loss disorder at San Lorenzo, Argentina. Photo credit: Nola Parsons The recent discovery of an all-black emperor penguin was called a "one in a zillion kind of mutation," by biologists, but a more alarming trend makes this unique "under dressed" penguin look fortunate indeed. Across the South Atlantic, Discovery News reports , featherless penguins have been appearing with increasing frequency and, so far, scientists are baffled as to why.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/penguins-mysterio...

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