Conservation Status: Endangered
Average Lifespan: 15 -20 years
Height: 24 -27"
Weight: 6 - 9 lbs
Habitat: Rocky Coastline
Number of Eggs: 2 -4
Incubation Period: 38 - 42 days
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- Each Penguin has unique spot patterns on its belly
- African Penguins tend to nest throughout the year
- Glands at the base of the penguins' tail yield oil that waterproofs their feathers
- A layer of fat provides additional protection against chilly ocean waters
- They nest in colonies of 50-100 called rookeries and frequently vocalize to establish pair bonds