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France | World’s largest king penguin colony, located in PA on very remote island, plunges by 90%

After three decades out of the public eye, a giant colony of king penguins has lost 90 percent of its population, according to a new study.

The colony of 500,000 breeding pairs, long considered the largest of king penguins in the world, lived on the Île aux Cochons (or, less elegantly, Pig Island), a French territory in the Crozet archipelago in the southern Indian Ocean between South Africa and Antarctica.


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