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28th November 2011

Penguin crime rates rocket in Antarctica

BBC witness avian avarice
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It looks like this penguin has been taking a few tips from Wallace and Gromit’s Feathers McGraw when it comes to nest building on Ross Island in Antarctica.

A BBC film crew producing the new “Frozen Planet” documentary were fortunate enough to record footage of a male Adelie penguin stealing stones from his rival’s nest during their endeavours to attract a mate. Females are more inclined towards males with the most presentable nests, therefore the best looking stones are in high demand- and these cheeky penguins will beg, borrow or steal to get them!

“Frozen Planet” begins on Wednesday 26th October at 9pm on BBC 1.

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