- Magellanic penguins were first discovered by the explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1520. The birds are named after the explorer.
- They lay eggs in areas where the temperature remains over 20℃.
- The penguin has brown eyes.
Size & Weight
HEIGHT: 61–76 cm (24–30 in)
WEIGHT: (males) 6.4–10.6 lb (2.9–4.8 kg) (females) 5.9–9.0 lb (2.7–4.1 kg)
Vegetated islands, bare islands,
Argentina, Falkland Islands, Chile, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Cuttlefish, squid, krill
Number of Eggs
September – March
DEPTH: 66–164 ft (20–50 m)
25 years (wild)
30 years (captivity)
4.7 mi/hr (7.6 km/hr)