The Gentoo Penguin is a species of penguin that lives around the Antarctic. Their preferred habitat is a rocky substrate, rather than ice- or snow-covered landscape.
Gentoo Penguins are closely related to Adelie Penguins and Chinstrap Penguins. They can easily be distinguised from these species by their orange-red bills and feet.
Awkward on land, Gentoo Penguins swim gracefully in water and maintain a diet mainly consisting of krill and small fish. They breed communally in groups of up to a few hundred pairs.
From IUCN Red List
The Gentoo Penguin is listed as Near Threatened
on the IUCN Red List
and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species qualifies as Near Threatened because, while some populations have apparently increased, rapid declines in some key populations are suspected to be driving a moderately rapid global population decline.