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.
Monogamous animals are faithful and mate for life. Monogamy can be classed as sexual, social or genetic. Sexual monogamy refers to animals that mate with only one partner at a time, whilst social monogamy refers to animals that pair to breed and raise young, but may still mate with others outside of the pair. DNA evidence is required to prove genetic monogamy, which occurs when there is proof offspring have come from one father only.
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Adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on earth, the arctic fox can survive in temperatures as low as -50C (-58F)
With their distinctive black and white bodies and brightly coloured beaks, puffins are well known and easily recognisable birds in the auk family. In summer, their broad, triangular beaks and legs are bright orange but in winter, following the end of the breeding season, they dull to a grey colour.
Beavers are social animals, living in large family groups of monogamous parents, young kits, and the yearlings from the previous spring.
A group of crows is called a ‘murder’. They are extremely intelligent birds, some have been observed using basic tools!
Eagles are admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.
Gibbons are the gymnasts of the animal kingdom bridging gaps of over 10 metres when brachiating.