African Penguins


African/Jackass Penguins

Jackass photos are now rare. Photo  © Klaus Jost Creative Commons

ow big are African Penguins?
African Penguins are around 60 cm tall. They weigh between 2.4 and 3.6 kg

How do they look different?
Can you see the black spots on the chest and belly?

Where do they live? Isn't Africa hot?
African penguins in the seas around southern Africa. It is very cold there.

What do they eat?
They eat small fish like sardines and anchovies. But they don't like pizza!

How many African Penguins are there in the world today?
A hundred years ago there were more than a million. Sadly there are now only around 170,000.

Why are African Penguins sometimes called Jackass penguins?
They have a very unusual cry - it sounds like a donkey.

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