9000 Emperor Penguins Meet Humans for the First Time Ever

Scientists in the Antarctic establish contact with a colony of Emperor penguins

By on January 28th, 2013 21:51 GMT

In last year's December, a team of scientists investigating both the Arctic regions and the animals inhabiting them were given the opportunity to make contact with a colony of Emperor penguins made up of roughly 9,000 individuals.

Apparently, it was back in 2009 when images of penguin poo taken from space alerted Arctic researchers with respect to the possibility that one such large colony of Emperor penguins might inhabit these regions.

Still, is wasn't until last year when scientists actually managed to track down these animals and walk amongst them.

Despite the fact that these penguins had never seen any humans before, they did not have any issues in allowing expedition leader Alain Hubert and his team to stalk them and take pictures of them for a while.

Check out the video below for more information.

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