The Macaroni Penguin lives in Antarctica. Most are 28 inches tall and weigh around 9 pounds. They eat marine life such as plankton, squid, and krill. It also eats small fish. The macaroni penguin got it's name because it's feather's look like macaroni. English explorers thought that it reminded them of Yankee Doodle( who stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni).
Macaroni Penguins build nests by scraping a shallow hole in the mud. Then they lay two eggs, a small one, and a big one. The small egg usually dies off, which is nature's way of planning a one-egg clutch for future generations.
Macaroni Penguins( like many) are endangered because of man-made pollution, destroying food sources, oil spills, boats, and deforestation.
As you can see, the macaroni penguin is endangered because of what we're doing. If we could just think strait for a second, we could all see what we're doing to these poor animals.
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