Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua)

Also known as Long-tailed Gentoo Penguin


Also known as Long-tailed Gentoo Penguin

Gentoos reach a height of 51 to 90 cm (20 to 35 in),[6][7] making them the third-largest species of penguin after the two giant species, the emperor penguin and the king penguin. Males have a maximum weight of about 8.5 kg (19 lb) just before molting, and a minimum weight of about 4.9 kg (11 lb) just before mating. For females, the maximum weight is 8.2 kg (18 lb) just before molting, but their weight drops to as little as 4.5 kg (9.9 lb) when guarding the chicks in the nest.[8] Birds from the north are on average 700 g (1.5 lb) heavier and 10 cm (3.9 in) taller than the southern birds. Southern gentoo penguins reach 75–80 cm (30–31 in) in length.[9] They are the fastest underwater swimming penguins, reaching speeds of 36 km/h (22 mph).[10] Gentoos are adapted to very harsh cold climates.
They feed on crustaceans, fish, and krill.
Length - 80cm
Depth - Land-100m
Coldest parts of Antarctic, Southern Atlantic, Indo-Pacific


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