Cyclists Chased by an Ostrich in South Africa

Thousands of Emperor Penguin Chicks die in the Antarctic

The Cape Argus Tour in South Africa is arguably the biggest cycling event in the world.

The decline of sea ice in Antarctica has led to the unfortunate death of nearly 10,000 emperor penguin chicks.

Tragically, these fledgling penguins had not yet developed the water-resistant feathers necessary for survival.

While Emperor penguins are not currently classified as endangered, their populations are facing threats due to climate change.

The loss of sea ice, which they rely on for breeding and hunting, can have a significant impact on their ability to find food and raise their chicks.

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