With flamboyant red-orange beaks, white-feather caps, and peach-coloured feet, gentoo penguins stand out against their drab, rock-strewn Antarctic habitat.
These charismatic waddlers, who populate the Antarctic Peninsula and numerous islands around the frozen continent, are the penguin world’s third largest members, reaching a height of 30 inches (76 centimetres) and a weight of 12 pounds (5.5 kilograms).
Average life span in the wild: 15 to 20 years
Size: 30 in (76 cm)
Weight: 12 lbs (5.5 kg)
Group name: Colony
Did you know? An adult gentoo penguin makes as many as 450 dives a day foraging for food.
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