Great Migrations Ep 2 Birth and Renewal

The aptly named Rockhopper Penguins must scale steep cliffs every day to bring food back to their chicks.

Falkland Islands, South Atlantic Ocean: The red-eyed, yellow-browed rockhopper penguin parents go out to sea and back every day to feed, then make the steep vertical climb up a sheer rock cliff where their very hungry young are protected from polar winds. After three months, the penguins hop down off the cliffs and into the water again for another season, while the young, fledgling albatrosses test out their wings and take flight, sometimes not returning to shore for a decade, and only then to breed.d and can scale near-vertical cliff walls to reach their nest sites.

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