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Penguin, Galapagos
 
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Scientific Name:
Spheniscus mendiculus
Location(s):
Central America and Caribbean, Central America excluding Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Global, Panama, South America Read more
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IUCN
The population was estimated at 1,800 individuals by Vargas et al. (2005), Jiménez-Uzcátegui and Vargas (2007, which roughly equates to 1,200 mature individuals. ...
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Wikipedia
The Galapagos Penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) is a penguin endemic to the Galapagos Islands. It is the only penguin that lives north of the equator in the wild. It can survive due to the cool temperatures resulting from the Humboldt Current and cool waters from great depths brought up by the Cromwell Current. The Galapagos Penguin is one of the banded penguins, the other species of which live mostly on the coasts of mainland South America, and Africa. ...
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