When most people think of penguins, they think of Antarctica, but no one thinks of the North Pole. Because there are no penguins in the North Pole. To be precise, Arctic penguins are gone because they’re extinct. But why did the Arctic penguins become extinct? We know that humans have a lot to do with this.
A seabird called the Nautilus, which belongs to the plover order and auk family, once lived in the Arctic. It is also an animal called “penguin” in the Arctic. The great auk is a bird that lived until about 150 years ago. It seems that they weren’t called penguins at first, but later people who went to Antarctica found a bird that looked just like the Arctic nautilus, and this bird came to be called a penguin as well. Nautilus ravens are large seabirds, and were said to have the largest bodies among all auks.New Season, New Sale! Flat 10% Discount +$0 Shipping on All Pet Care Items. Enjoy Rewards Points & More. Redeem Code: BIGSALE
The great auk is a large seabird with a total length of about 80 cm and a weight of 5 kg. The plumage on the belly is white, and the feathers on the head and back are shiny black. It has a large beak and is said to be larger than modern penguins. It is said that it used its large beak to sting and prey on fish. Nautilus was a group-living, highly cooperative animal. Despite being a bird, the great crow has the same characteristics as the penguin that it can not fly in the sky and is good at swimming. Similar to penguins, the great raven is a bird that is not afraid of humans and does not threaten people when approached. However, this property hastened the extinction of the common raven.
Nautilus is an animal that was widely distributed on the east coast of Canada, Greenland and Ireland.
The great auk seems to have been preying on fish and squid. It is said that it was able to swim at high speed using its short wings and legs in the water, but walked upright on land. The breeding season is around June every year. One egg was laid on the rock surface, but the egg was huge, measuring 13 cm in length and weighing 400 g. It took six to seven weeks to hatch, during which time the parents took turns incubating the eggs. Like penguins, they have very strong parent-child relationships, and it seems that their parents took good care of their children.CYBER MONDAY starts NOW ? Take $50 to $150 Off & more ➔
Extinction reason and history
Humans are the reason for the extinction of the auk raven. Europeans discovered this auk raven in the Middle Ages, and found that the feathers of the auk raven could be used for human life, and that the eggs were very delicious when eaten. The story spread all over Europe and quickly became a business, killing many Nautilus. Nautilus nests were destroyed and their populations plummeted due to overfishing. In 1830, a large submarine volcanic eruption and an earthquake occurred, causing a catastrophe and further declining the population of Nautilus. Still, some survivors seem to have lived in small numbers, but they were completely extinct in 1844. There were two pairs of Nautilus, the last survivors, and a boat came along. And the last two birds are also killed.
Penguins go extinct from the Arctic
Penguins thus disappeared from the Arctic. As a result, not a single penguin lives in the Arctic until today. Most penguins today are concentrated in Antarctica, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. There are 18 species of penguins living today, including many endangered species. It can be said that it is up to humans to protect penguins. A tragedy like the Nautilus must be avoided.