The Adélie Penguin lives along the coastline and the small islands of the Antarctic continent. It breeds in rocky, ice-free coastal areas. When the sea freezes in the winter, they travel north and forage in the open ocean. Warming of the air and ocean is causing a decline in the West Antarctic Peninsula colonies.
IUCN: Near Threatened
Species listed as near threatened under the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are not endangered currently, but are considered likely to become in the near future.
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The Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world, so small in fact that it is often mistaken for an insect.
Jaguars are excellent swimmers and quite at home in water. They hunt successfully in rivers, catching frogs and small alligators, or swiping at fish while clinging to an overhanging branch.
Otters are playful, intelligent and inquisitive animals who are often seen enjoying themselves sliding around on muddy banks or in snow.