Humboldt Penguins

Humboldt Penguin

Humboldt Penguin
(Spheniscus humboldti)

Humboldt Penguin 4



Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Spheniscus – The banded penguins – African penguinGalápagos penguin, Humboldt penguin, Magellanic penguin
Species – S. humboldti – Humboldt Penguin
Size – 22 to 28 inches tall
Weight – between 8-13 pounds
Diet – Small fish like anchovies and sardines
Conservation Status – Vulnerable


Humboldt Penguins are found all along the coasts of Chile and Peru. Even though it looks like a lot, there are only an estimated 3,300 – 12,000.


Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti Newquay Zoo

Featured Image By Drcwp1Own work, Public Domain,

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