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    'Criminal' penguin caught

    NewsStrange but TrueMonday 17 October 2011
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    Antarctica

    A "criminal" stone-stealing Adelie penguin has been captured on camera by a BBC film crew.

    The team, filming for the documentary Frozen Planet, spent four months with the penguin colony on Ross Island, Antarctica.

    The footage they captured shows a male penguin stealing stones from its neighbour's nest.

    The birds build their stone nests to elevate and protect their eggs from run-off when the Antarctic ice melts.

    Males with the best nests are more likely to attract a mate, so, in a colony of half a million penguins, the best stones are highly prized.

    Source: BBC Nature

     

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