Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Northern Rockhopper Penguin

380.00
  • 130mm x 70mm

  • Hand Sculpted

  • Stained porcelain & parian

  • Status in the wild: Endangered

  • 15% of profit sales are donated to support wildlife conservation efforts around the world

A study published in 2009 showed that the world population of the northern rockhopper had declined by 90% since the 1950s, possibly because of climate change, changes in marine ecosystems and overfishing for squid and octopus by humans. Other possible factors in the decline include disturbance and pollution from ecotourism and fishing, egg-harvesting, and predation. House mice have been introduced into their environment by human sea expeditions. The mice have proven to be invasive, and consume northern rockhopper eggs, as well as hunt their young.

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