Romancing the Stone

Look for gentoo couples presenting each other with gifts of pebbles for their nest – the penguin equivalent of chocolates and flowers. Watch how gracefully they get in and out of the water compared to their clumsier cousins.

Conservation Status

Source: IUCN

Penguin Plunge Mini Map

You can find this animal in
Penguin Plunge

Exhibit Details

Approximate Feeding Times

Daily: 10:30 a.m.; randomly throughout day

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At a Glance

Scientific Name

Pygoscelis papua


5.5 - 6.6 kg (12.1 - 14.6 lb.)


61 - 76 cm (24 - 30 in.)

Conservation Status

Near Threatened


Antarctica and surrounding islands


Fish, squid, krill

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