Gentoo Penguins

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo Penguin
(Pygoscelis papua)

Antarctica 2013: Journey to the Crystal Desert


Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Pygoscelis – The “brush-tailed” penguins – Adelie, Chinstrap, Gentoo
Species – P. papua – Gentoo Penguin
Size – 20 to 35 inches tall
Weight – between 10-20 pounds
Diet – Mostly krill, some fish and squid
Conservation Status – Near threatened



By Arturo de Frias MarquesOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Penguins on the Set

Gentoo penguins were chosen for Mr. Popper’s Penguins!

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