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African Penguin

(Spheniscus demersus)

Find Me In
Penguin Island
IUCN Conservation Status
Endangered (EN)

Habitat/Range

Beaches

Animal Size

About 18 inches in height, the average soccer ball is 8.65 inches tall!

They’re cute. They walk funny. They’re flightless. But these little guys sure can swim. They’re African penguins and you can find them at their 17,000 gallon oasis known as Penguin Island at Adventure Aquarium, where you can watch them swim, frolic and dive by our underwater viewing window. Standing about 12 inches high, African penguins can eat up to 20% of their body weight in just one sitting and are one of 18 penguin species worldwide. Of those 18 species, only 7 live where it’s cold and African penguins are NOT one of them! They prefer more moderate climates. As such – it’s somewhat surprising to people that of ALL penguins live south of the Equator.

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Birds



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