Sangeetha Pulapaka

Since we are talking about penguins. Tell me the Penguins of Madagascar, fact or fiction?


Penguins are one of the most cutest creatures (atleast by me!) With their waddle they resemble a toddler learning to walk for the first time. Do you know who Charlie Chaplin was? He died way before you were born. His walk also resembled that of a penguin. There is no doubt that the famous penguin species live on ice flows and survive on fish captured in chilly southern waters. However there are many penguing that live and/or breed in much warmer conditions. Here are a few:

Galapagos penguin:


This small penguin lives in the north of the equator. It survives in Galapagos only becaues of the cold waters of the HUmboldt and Cromwell Currents. Many of them live on the western islands of Isabela and Frenandina,These birds have special adaptations that help them survive in the warm climate.

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Magellanic Penguin


Magellanic penguins are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61–76 cm (24–30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 and 6.5 kg (6.0 and 14.3 .The males are larger than the females, and the weight of both drops while the parents nurture their young. Adults have black backs and white abdomens. There are two black bands between the head and the breast, with the lower band shaped in an inverted horseshoe. The head is black with a broad white border that runs from behind the eye, around the black ear-coverts and chin, and joins at the throat. Chicks and younger penguins have grey-blue backs, with a more faded grey-blue color on their chest. Magellanic penguins can live up to 25 years in the wild, but as much as 30 years in captivity.


Two more are the little penguin and the African penguin.

Penguins at Byculla zoo in Mumbai!

Penguins of Madagascar are fiction but the place where they live is a fact