The Penguin Lady

Dyan deNapoli is a penguin expert, TED Speaker and award-winning author of The Great Penguin Rescue (2011), which chronicles the dramatic rescue of 40,000 penguins from the Treasure oil spill that took place off South Africa in 2000. She lectures for National Geographic in Antarctica, and can be found on social media as “The Penguin Lady”.

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Most common penguin

The world's most abundant penguin species is the macaroni penguin (Eudyptes chrysolophus) a crested penguin predominantly found on subantarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Despite a notable decline in populations since the 1970s, there are still approximately 6.3 million breeding pairs in existence, but because of its decline it is currently categorized by the IUCN as Vulnerable.