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Penguin, Gentoo
 
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Scientific Name:
Pygoscelis papua
Location(s):
Africa, Argentina, Australasia, Australia, Chile, Global, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Southern Africa, Western Cape Province Read more
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IUCN
Population trends are difficult to establish because of large year-to-year fluctuations in the size of the breeding population, however, it is believed that several populations have experienced significant declines in the past. The global population was estimated at 314,000 breeding pairs (Woehler 1 ...
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Wikipedia
The application of Gentoo to the penguin is unclear. The Oxford English Dictionary notes that Gentoo used to be an Anglo-Indian term used as early as 1638 to distinguish Hindus in India from Muslims. The English term originated from the Portuguese gentio (compare "gentile"); in the 20th century the term came to be regarded as derogatory.[citation needed ] ...
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