Fun Adelie Penguin Facts

Birdorable Adelie Penguin

Here are some fun facts about Adélie Penguins:

  • The Adélie Penguin is the smallest species of penguin to be found in the Antarctic;
  • Adélie Penguins breed and raise their young farther south than any other penguin;
  • Adélie Penguins can live to be up to 20 years old;
  • A colony of Adélie Penguins can be made up of 100 to 250,000 pairs of birds;
  • There are about 5 million Adélie Penguins in the world living in 38 different colonies (that seems like a lot, but in the last 25 years Adélie penguin populations have dropped by 65% due to sea ice reduction and scarcity of food);
  • The Adélie Penguin was named in 1840 by French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville after his wife, Adélie;
  • The penguins in the 2005 animated feature film Madagascar are presumed to be Adélie Penguins, and the main character in the 2006 film Happy Feet is an Emperor Penguin who befriends a group of Adélie Penguins with a Mexican accent.
Antarctic: Signy Island - Adelie penguins
Photo by Mark van de Wouw


Shawty on December 15, 2009 at 4:10 PM wrote:
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makeh on December 14, 2010 at 8:09 AM wrote:
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Christy on December 16, 2010 at 6:05 PM wrote:
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cassidy on January 9, 2011 at 3:04 PM wrote:
cassidy on January 9, 2011 at 3:06 PM wrote:
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DOUBLE K on April 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM wrote:
these adelie penguins look like toys! they are going 2 be a good A+ on my penguin report !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they are such cute little penguins :)
CJ on May 16, 2011 at 6:11 PM wrote:
The 2006 movie is "Happy Feet" mot happy penguin :P
CJ on May 16, 2011 at 6:11 PM wrote:
Birdorable on May 16, 2011 at 7:40 PM wrote:
Oops, CJ, thanks for the correction!
Dom V on May 26, 2011 at 4:27 PM wrote:
those penguins rock. Adelie penguins all the way. Perfect for my project
Alice on June 9, 2011 at 7:51 PM wrote:
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izzy on November 22, 2011 at 7:13 PM wrote:
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Coggo on March 30, 2012 at 5:55 PM wrote:
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niamh de groot on June 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM wrote:
awesome facts!
Happypenguins on September 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM wrote:
i luv these little guys my teacher was like omg u need a A++ for this project!!! and i did :D
her da derp's sister on November 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM wrote:
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ryan on November 13, 2012 at 12:24 PM wrote:
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gwapl1 on November 15, 2012 at 2:06 AM wrote:
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Jayde on January 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM wrote:
Muskaan on January 13, 2013 at 8:29 PM wrote:
These facts are awesome for my project!:)
Muskaan on January 13, 2013 at 8:44 PM wrote:
Adelie penguins are sooooo cute,
liz on January 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM wrote:
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wairaa on June 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM wrote:
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Jadalie C. Medeiros on September 29, 2015 at 7:38 PM wrote:
Loved these guys. They helped a lot on my PowerPoint. They are so cute. Thanks for the fun facts.😋😊
t on September 30, 2015 at 1:12 PM wrote:
momo on October 5, 2015 at 1:52 PM wrote:
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bob on November 17, 2015 at 6:56 PM wrote:
really liked these comments helped alot for my project :)
Penguin lover on November 19, 2015 at 10:01 PM wrote:
I LUV PENGUINS, Adelie Penguins are so Cute
person on November 25, 2015 at 2:22 AM wrote:
it helped me on my project for school so much
oli on January 23, 2016 at 7:59 AM wrote:
soooooooooooooooo cute
Awesome on January 29, 2016 at 10:55 AM wrote:
It helped me a lot on my work
Awesome on January 29, 2016 at 10:55 AM wrote:
It helped me a lot on my work
Gabby on February 22, 2016 at 10:14 AM wrote:
This website helped me so much on my school project!
Natalie on February 29, 2016 at 2:51 PM wrote:
OMG penguins are so cute
Bethany Purcell on June 19, 2016 at 9:38 PM wrote:
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zake on August 3, 2016 at 1:01 AM wrote:
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Heather Richards on November 13, 2016 at 11:24 PM wrote:
I'm into penguins. So CUTE!
Alicia on February 16, 2017 at 7:34 PM wrote:
cutie pie penguin
Dakota on February 28, 2018 at 7:18 PM wrote:
Sooooooooo cute😍
Andrew on September 25, 2018 at 9:10 PM wrote:
this is antarctica and penguins
Andrew on November 19, 2018 at 7:46 PM wrote:
adelie penguins in the south pole. this is the life

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