King Penguins

Aptenodytes Patagonicus

King Penguins

A happy group of King Penguins

This bunch of King Penguins looks great!

King Penguins

King Penguins...

...also known as Aptenodytes Patagonicus, are easily identified by the classical black-and-white "tuxedo" feather pattern accompanied by yellow-orange markings on their heads and necks.

Their social units are large groups (often in the thousands) which provide the King Penguins with warmth, some protection from predators and company when foraging for food.

Fun Facts about King Penguins

  • They are the second largest species of Penguins in the world.
  • They grow to be around 3 feet tall.
  • They weigh about 30 - 40 pounds.
  • They can forage for food up to 150 times each day, and dive as far as 700 feet down.
  • They eat fish which they digest and then regurgitate into the baby chick's mouths
  • They have a special organ above their eyes that allows them to drink salt water
  • They cannot go to sea until they are about 15 months old

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King Penguins

King Penguins

Single King Penguin

King Penguin