Humboldt Penguin | Spheniscus humboldti

Humboldt penguins – dress-coated under the tropical sun

Distribution area
Southern hemisphere, Peru and North Chile

Living space
Fish-rich cold coastal waters (in this case: Humboldt Stream

Way of living
Living in colonies

Food
Fish, cuttle-fish

Propagation
At least 2 eggs laid in earth or rock caves, brood duration approx. 35 days, breeding by both parents, brooding for the first time in the age of 3-4 years

Body size
Length: 65-70 cm, weight: 3,5-5 kg

Maximum age
Approx. 25 years

Live stock/Protection status
approx. 20.000 animals (threatened to die out), being subject to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

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