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A Galapagos Penguin is a small penguin that is found in the Galapagos Islands. They are the only penguins that live north of the equator.

The Galapagos Penguin is about 20 inches (50 cm) tall and weighs between 5 and 8 pounds (2.3 and 3.6 kg). They have black and white feathers, a pink beak, and blue-grey eyes. Male Galapagos Penguins are slightly larger than females.

Galapagos Penguins live in rocky areas near the shoreline where they can find food such as fish, squid, and crustaceans. They can also be seen swimming in the open ocean.

The Galapagos Penguin is listed as a vulnerable species due to declining population numbers. In 2007, there were estimated to be 2,000-3,000 Galapagos Penguins. The biggest threats to the species are introduced predators such as rats and dogs, fisheries bycatch, and climate change.

Galapagos Penguins are very curious animals and will often approach people who are visiting the islands. They are also known for their playful behaviour and can be seen swimming and playing together.

Animal population
1,800
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IUCN Classification
Endangered (EN)
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Geeky Facts about the Galapagos Penguin

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Galapagos penguins migrate around the achipelago.

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The Galápagos penguin goes through two molts per year, each lasting about 13 days.

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Galapagos penguins are expert fishermen.

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