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Ranging between 50 and 90cms in height, these penguins eat fish, squid, krill and other crustaceans.
Gentoo penguins gather in colonies of anything from 30 to a few thousand animals during the breeding season.
Gentoo penguins are native to sub-Antarctic islands where chilly temperatures allow for ideal breeding, foraging and nesting conditions.
Gentoo penguins have a bluish-black plumage on their back and white plumage on the belly. It can be easily recognised by wide white stripe on top of the black head that stretches to the eyes. They have an orange-red bill, paddle-shaped flippers, light-pink webbed feet, streamlined body and relatively long, brush-like tail. Gentoo penguins only breed in areas free of snow and ice. Cleanliness is key. If the previous year’s nesting area is covered with waste or too trampled, they'll move somewhere else along the coastline.
Kingdom of Ice
Enter this chilly white space and meet the VIP residents… that’s very important penguins.