Penguins 101: Fun Yellow-Eyed Hoiho Penguin Facts for Kids New Zealand - Animal Facts

Penguins 101: Fun Yellow-Eyed Hoiho Penguin Facts for Kids New Zealand – Animal Facts

The yellow-eyed penguin(Megadyptes antipodes) or hoiho is a penguin native to New Zealand because New Zealand has all the cool stuff. The hoiho even appears on the reverse side of the New Zealand five-dollar note. Yeah, way to rub it in New Zealand. Welcome to Animal Facts, today we discuss what may be the most ancient of all living penguins, the accurately named Yellow-eyed penguin.

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Penguins 101: King Penguin 10 Facts for Children - Animal Facts

Penguins 101: King Penguin 10 Facts for Children – Animal Facts

The king penguin(Aptenodytes patagonicus)  is the second largest penguin in the world, exceeded in size solely by its closest relative, the even more grandly named emperor penguin. One of the more colorful penguins, the king penguin has a striking, spoon-shaped patch of orange-gold on either side of the neck that fades into a paler orange upper chest. Think of it as the penguin equivalent of ‘bling’!

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Humboldt Penguin Facts for Kids Penguins 101 #penguin

Penguins 101: Humboldt Penguin 10 Fun Facts for Kids #penguin – Animal Facts

The Humboldt Penguin(Spheniscus Humboldt) (also termed Chilean penguin, Peruvian penguin, or patience) – a medium-sized, black and white penguin, that lives on the Pacific Coast of South America. Humboldt penguins share their name with the chilly Humboldt Current, which flows north from Antarctica along the Pacific Coast of South America, where the birds live. This is one of many ummm cool facts about a penguin with a proportionately large head.

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Penguins 101: Fiordland Crested Penguin Fun Facts for Kids #penguin - Animal Facts

Penguins 101: Fiordland Crested Penguin Fun Facts for Kids #penguin – Animal Facts

The timidest of the crested penguins, the Fiordland crested penguin, or simply Fiordland Penguin(Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), endemic to New Zealand, only has a world population of around 3,000 breeding pairs. Also known as the New Zealand crested penguin, tawaki, pokotiwha, New Zealand penguin, thick-billed penguin, and Victoria penguin, Little is known about the marine ecology this beautiful bird.

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Penguins 101: New Zealand Erect-Crested Penguin 10 Fun Facts for Kids #penguin - Animal Facts

Penguins 101: New Zealand Erect-Crested Penguin 10 Fun Facts for Kids #penguin

Erect-crested penguins(Eudyptes sclateri) are perhaps some of the most mysterious of all penguin species. It’s one of the largest of the crested penguins and shares with the Fiordland and Snares penguins the distinctive feature of an upward-sweeping crest of long, yellow brush-like feathers above each eye, extending from the base of the bill to the top of the head. Unlike other crested penguins, however, the erect-crested penguin is able to raise and lower these stiff crest feathers.

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Penguins 101: Galapagos Islands Penguin Facts for Kids - Animal Facts

Penguins 101: Galapagos Islands Penguin Facts for Kids – Animal Facts

When we think of Penguins, the equator is not the first place we’d think to find them. However, there is a species of penguin that lives exclusively in the tropics, where the climate is warm and entirely different from the habitats of the larger species. Their distribution is exclusively the Galapagos Islands of Charles Darwin fame, an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, some 563 miles west of continental Ecuador. Cool, huh … I mean ummm warm…

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