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.
At a Glance
4 kg (8.8 lb.)
56 - 66 cm (22 - 26 in.)
The warm Pacific coast of South America
Fish, squid, krill