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PENGUIN FACTS
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Eudyptes (The Crested Penguins)


The Rockhopper Penguin
(Eudyptes Crestatus or Eudyptes Chrysocome)
Lives in the subantarctic, for instance Macquarie Island.
Weight 3 kg, height 60 cm (24").
Breeding season in October - April.
About 850.000 breeding pairs and declining.


The Macaroni Penguin
(Eudyptes Chrysolophus)
Lives in Antarctica.
Height 70 cm (28"), weight 4,5 kg.
About 10 million breeding pairs and stable.


The Royal Penguin
(Eudyptes Schlegeli)
Is considered a subspecies of the Macaroni.
Lives in the subantarctic, for instance Macquarie Island.
Height 75 cm (30"), weight 4,5 kg.
Only about 115.000 breeding pairs left and threatened.


The Fiordland Penguin
(Eudyptes Pachyrhynchus)
Lives in New Zealand.
Height 70 cm (28"), weight 3,5 kg.
Breeding season in July - November.
Only about 2.500 breeding pairs left and vulnerable.


The Snares Island Penguin
(Eudyptes Robustus)
Lives on Snares Island.
Height 72 cm (29"), weight 3 kg.
Breeding season in September.
Only about 23.000 breeding pairs left and vulnerable.


The Erect-crested Penguin
(Eudyptes Atratus or Eudyptes Sclateri)
Lives in the subantarctic, for instance Bounty Island, south of New Zealand.
Weight 3,5 kg, height 68 cm (27").
Breeding season in September.
About 165.000 breeding pairs and vulnerable.








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