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African Penguin

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Audubon Aquarium is home to more than 20 African Penguins. No two penguins are exactly alike, but they are very similar. The keepers are able to tell them apart based on small differences in feather patterns and personalities. Guests can tell individual birds apart by looking at their wing bands. Females have red bands on their left wing, while males have blue bands on their right wing.


Between Namibia and Algoa Bay, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with the largest colony on Dyer Island, near Kleinbaai


23 - 25 inches tall; 5- 9 pounds

Lives at Audubon Aquarium

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