Adelie penguin

Adelie Penguin

Last updated: October 31, 2017 at 20:30 pm

Adelie Penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae)

Read all about Adelie Penguins!


Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Pygoscelis, the Brush-tailed penguins – Adelie, Chinstrap, Gentoo
Species – adeliae – Adelie Penguins
Size – 18-28 inches
Weight – 8-13 pounds
Diet – Krill and squid
Conservation Status – Near threatened
Movie Sighting – Madagascar – Skipper,Kowaski,Rico,and Private


These penguins live all along the coast of Antarctica. The make their nests out of rocks and each breeding pair usually lays a couple of eggs.

They have quite the fearless attitude as told in the book The Worst Journey in the World:

“It was not an uncommon sight to see a little Adélie penguin standing within a few inches of the nose of a dog which was almost frantic with desire and passion.”

I am putting this book on my wish list!

They are very cute penguins! (Aren’t they all?) They have cute white circles around their eyes:

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Adelie Penguin
And larger tails than other species of penguins: Adelie
Image from Penguin Science page all about Adelie tails!

Wikipedia: Adélie penguin

Next week’s penguin is the African penguin!

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Have a good one!


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