Endangered Species-1--Northern Rockhopper Penguin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_rockhopper_penguin#/media/File:Eudyptes_moseleyi_-Zoologischer_Garten_Berlin,_Germany-8a.jpg
United States
December 10, 2017 1:54am CST
I thought I would start a list of endangered species, and see how far it will go. Endangered species hurt my soul. I know that sounds stupid, but I just can't understand why greed and hunting for pleasure are more important than destroying a species. Wikipedia says these penguins have declined 90% since the 1950's, and every year they decline 3%. One major problem is that commercial fishing is leaving them without the fish they need to live. Here is a site to help if you're interested: https://penguin.birdlife.org/us/ The picture is free to use from wikipedia commons. https://youtu.be/FwPdmK2EYEk
Penguins are among the world’s most charming and recognisable birds but from south pole to equator a web of threats is seeing them slide ever-closer towards extinction.
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@JudyEv (148586)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec 17
Penguins are funny-looking creatures aren't they? Each year more and more species become endangered.
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• United States
10 Dec 17
They are funny looking, but so lovable and cute at the same time.
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• Philippines
10 Dec 17
They should not hunt this bird anymore.
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• United States
10 Dec 17
This isn't a bird that's hunted, but the food it eats is over fished, and so there's not enough fish for it to continue to thrive.
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@LadyDuck (196315)
• Switzerland
10 Dec 17
The global warming is putting in danger many animals, also the Polar bears.
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• United States
11 Dec 17
It should be top on our list to help, but children first.
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@LadyDuck (196315)
• Switzerland
11 Dec 17
@misunderstood_zombie Of course children come first and there are so many who die every day in under developed countries. Many are also killed by bombs, because there is war in some areas.
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@FayeHazel (23560)
• United States
10 Dec 17
I hope the intervention works and the species of these cool penguins works
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• United States
11 Dec 17
I hope so too. I wish there was a way to raise more money to help them.
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@jstory07 (74020)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Dec 17
Man is responsible for the decline of a lot of wild life and no one seems to care.
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• United States
10 Dec 17
I know and I'm not sure how to change it, or how anyone can change it.
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@Madshadi (9021)
• Brussels, Belgium
10 Dec 17
People care about money and if wildlife stands in the way they would just destroy it.
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• United States
10 Dec 17
That's true, I wish humans could rise above greed. There's so many more important things than money and power.
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@Madshadi (9021)
• Brussels, Belgium
10 Dec 17
@misunderstood_zombie maybe it’s in our instinct. Some people do rise above it but many don’t. It is sad. Although the most intelligent of all species, humans act like viruses.
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• United States
10 Dec 17
@Madshadi I would like to think the the more are good, but the few that are bad cause all the problems.
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@aureliah (21638)
• Kenya
10 Dec 17
It is really sad that an animal you love would be extinct in the years to come.
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• United States
11 Dec 17
Hopefully, they will be saved.
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@aureliah (21638)
• Kenya
28 Dec 17
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@just4him (137621)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Dec 17
It's sad they are becoming extinct because their food is being taken from them.
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• United States
11 Dec 17
That is one of the reasons, but these commercial fishing boats don't care how much they hurt the ocean, it's just profit and greed.
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@just4him (137621)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Dec 17
@misunderstood_zombie It's such a shame.
@dodoazo (22064)
• Philippines
10 Dec 17
That is the human abuses the abundance of nature. Thus it affects those creations that depend on nature for their existence like these endangered species of Penguin. Nobody could control it. It would be gone soon.
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• United States
11 Dec 17
There are already so many extinct creatures that I hope we don't lose any more.
@topffer (37150)
• France
10 Dec 17
They eat mainly squids and octopus that are now fished. It is another victim of global warming.
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• United States
11 Dec 17
Krill is a big staple for them.
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@yanzalong (10164)
• Indonesia
10 Dec 17
I agree with you.
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@teamfreak16 (42965)
• Denver, Colorado
11 Dec 17
I love penguins. I can watch them all day at the zoo. Wish I could afford to help.