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A Galapagos Penguin pauses underwater before swimming off after fish. This wasa taken off shore of Bartolomé Island, a volcanic islet in the Galápagos Islands group near the east coast of Santiago Island. A Galapagos penguin is 16–19 inches tall, standing. The females are smaller than the males. They weigh about 2 1/2 pounds. The Galápagos penguin is a penguin endemic to the Galápagos Islands. It is the only penguin found north of the equator. The cold Humboldt and Cromwell Currents allow them to survive despite the tropical latitude.
Penguins wings are called flippers!
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- © Janet MacCausland
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