Native to Chile and Peru, these small penguins might not have to deal with the freezing cold of Antarctica, but they have problems of their own. The zoo is helping local conservation groups teach fisherman how they can fish without hurting penguins. They also show local people how they can help protect the coastline where penguins live and make their nests.

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

Spheniscus humboldti


4 kg (8.8 lb.)


56 - 66 cm (22 - 26 in.)

Conservation Status



The warm Pacific coast of South America


Fish, squid, krill

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