Out in the Cold

With pollution, over-fishing, and shrinking habitats, the life of a penguin isn't getting any easier.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM December 12, 2005

There's a scene in the movie March of the Penguins in which a group of mother penguins leaves their chicks alone for the first time. The moms will be gone for days. As they waddle away, some of the fuzzy newborns hop after them, screeching and flapping their little wings. Driven by their need for food, the mothers don't even look back.

Mother penguins and their chicks, as seen in the movie <span class=normal>March of the Penguins</span>.

Mother penguins and their chicks, as seen in the movie March of the Penguins.

Jérôme Maison. © 2005 Bonne Pioche Productions/Alliance de Production Cinémat...

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