Adélie Penguin

Where can I see the Adélie Penguin

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The Adélie Penguin is a penguin species that is found in the Antarctic. They are one of the most common penguin species, and are known for their distinctive black and white coloring.

Adélie Penguins are excellent swimmers and divers, and can be found in a variety of coastal habitats, including ice shelves and glaciers. They feed primarily on krill, but will also consume fish and squid.

Adélie Penguins breed in colonies of thousands of birds, and both parents share the responsibility of incubating eggs and caring for chicks.

These penguins are considered to be a threatened species due to climate change, which is impacting their habitat and food supply. Despite these challenges, Adélie Penguins remain an important part of the Antarctic ecosystem.

Animal population
4 740 000
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IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
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Geeky Facts about the Adélie Penguin

Fact 1

The Adélie is the littlest species of penguin in the Antarctic.

Fact 2

When the sea freezes in the winter, they travel north and forage in the open ocean.

Fact 3

They dive as deep as 175 metres (575 feet) and it can last about 3 minutes.

Tours where I can see the Adélie Penguin

Vinson
Vinson

Vinson

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Antarctica
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
5 - Challenging

18 days from

$47,495 / person

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Antarctica Classic
Antarctica Classic

Antarctica Classic

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Antarctica, Argentina
Tour Type
Small group
Activity Level
2 - Light

11 days from

£4799 / person

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