What's the most northerly penguin?

Sarah McPherson discusses the only penguin found north of the equator.

What's the most northerly penguin?

The Galapagos penguin is the only species found north of the Equator © Wolfgang Kaehler / Getty


This would be the Galápagos penguin, the only species found north of the Equator. It survives here likely due to the numbers of fish present in these cool, nutrient-rich waters.

Not all penguins live in the icy climes of Antarctica – several species occur in the temperate zone, such as the Snares of New Zealand and the magellanics of Chile and Argentina. 


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