This file undated file photo shows King Penguins on Possession Island in the Crozet archipelago. The colony of king penguins on nearby Ile aux Cochons in the same archipelago, considered to be the largest in the world, has decreased by nearly 90 per cent in 35 years. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Mystery as world’s biggest king penguin colony is decimated and 1.8 million birds vanish

The loss of 90 per cent of the king penguins on remote Ile aux Cochons, where one third of the species’ entire population once lived, is ‘completely unexpected’, say scientists

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This file undated file photo shows King Penguins on Possession Island in the Crozet archipelago. The colony of king penguins on nearby Ile aux Cochons in the same archipelago, considered to be the largest in the world, has decreased by nearly 90 per cent in 35 years. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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