- Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus
- Parrots & Parakeets
The Humboldt Penguin is a medium-sized species of penguin that lives in parts of South America. They nest along the Pacific coast.
Humboldt Penguins feed on small fish and krill which they hunt as they swim effortlessly through the water. They have spines on their tongues which help them hold and control their food.
In 2009 a same-sex pair of Humboldt Penguins raised a chick successfully together after the baby was abandoned by its biological parents. These male Humboldt Penguins, named Z and Vielpunkt, are not the first same-sex penguins to partner in the raising of a chick - a pair of Chinstrap Penguins at New York's Central Park Zoo did the same.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 11 December 2011|
|Scientific Name||Spheniscus humboldti|
(as of 26 January 2017)
22 to 28 inches
128 to 208 ounces