Average: 2.5 Kilograms
The Galapagos penguin is the most northerly occurring penguin species in the world and is endemic to Galapagos. The majority of the population are found on the rocky coastlines of the western islands of Fernandina and Isabela.
They are the third smallest penguin in the world and are incredibly streamlined, swimming at speeds of up to 35 km per hour – almost 20 times faster than a human.
Galapagos penguins are very rare with a population of less than 2,000 birds. Penguin breeding is very closely linked to the environment and, for this reason, climate change is a major threat to their future.
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