King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)

King penguin, Aptenodytes patagonicus

King Penguin
(Aptenodytes patagonicus)



Family – Spheniscidae – all penguins are in this family
Genus – Aptenodytes – The Great Penguins – Emperor and King
Species – A. patagonicus – King Penguin
Size – 2 to 3 1/2 feet tall
Weight – between 24-35 pounds
Diet – Small fish and squid
Conservation Status – Least concern



King Penguins - Salisbury Plain

King Penguin Chick at Salisbury Plain

Feature image up top:  King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) by David Cook, on Flickr

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