What’s with all the Penguins??


Did you know there are many different types of Penguins?

Emperor Penguin

The Emperor Penguin is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguin species and is endemic to Antarctica. The male and female are similar in plumage and size, reaching 122 cm in height and weighing anywhere from 22 to 45 kg. Source: Wikipedia

Scientific name: Aptenodytes forsteri
Hgt: 43 to 45”
Weight: 77 to 88 lbs.




King Penguin

The King Penguin is the second largest species of penguin at about 11 to 16 kg, second only to the Emperor Penguin. It is found in the South Atlantic and elsewhere. Source: Wikipedia

Scientific name: Aptenodytes patagonicus
Hgt: 33 to 37”
Weight: 26 to 31 lbs.



Royal Penguin

The Royal Penguin is a penguin-type, which can be found on the sub-Antarctic islands in the Australian region. It is one of the species of crested penguins. Source: Wikipedia

Scientific name: Eudyptes schlegeli
Hgt: 26 to 30”
Weight: 6.6 to 18 lbs.




Chinstrap Penguin

The Chinstrap Penguin is a species of penguin which is found in the South Sandwich Islands, Antarctica, the South Orkneys, South Shetland, South Georgia, Bouvet Island and Balleny. Source: Wikipedia

Scientific name: Pygoscelis antarcticus
Hgt: 28 to 30”
Weight: 6 to 10 lbs.



White Flippered Penguin

The White-flippered Penguin is a small penguin about 30 cm tall and weighing 1.5 kg. It gains its name from the white markings on its flippers, unique to the subspecies. Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name: Eudyptula minor albosignata
Hgt: 11”
Weight: 3.3 lbs.




Little Blue Penguin

The Little Penguin is the smallest species of penguin. The penguin, which usually grows to an average of 33 cm in height and 43 cm in length, is found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand, with possible records from Chile.  Source: Wikipedia

Scientific name: Eudyptula minor
Hgt: 12”
Weight: 2 to 3 lbs.