The topic of my report is african penguins who are also known as black footed
penguins . I chose this topic because through out my life i have seen penguins only
in Antarctica which made me wander how can they survive on islands.
The main characteristics are that they are 26-27 inches in height and there
weight is 4-11 pounds. There back is colored black and there front is colored white
which has a black stripe. They have large black beak and feet. They sound like
donkeys when they communicate with each other. Another interesting
characteristics is they have pink glands above each eye and their average
swimming speed is 4-12 MPH.
The African Penguin are found in South Africa which is in the southern
hemisphere.After penguin choose their partner for life, breeding occurs throughout
the year. Although the main breeding begins in February, Nest are constructed and
two eggs are laid and they incubate for 38-42 days. When the eggs hatch the
parents care for the baby penguins for 8-18 weeks.
African Penguins like to hunt in the nutrient rich cold water and like to eat
mainly fish such as squid, anchovies and a few other things
The major facts about african penguins are that they are only found in south
coast of africa. There is no other place in the world where these penguins are
found. There is no fixed breeding season it can happen throughout the year. The
enemies of penguins are sharks,killer whales and other dangerous marine creatures.
In conclusion i very much enjoyed researching about this animal because they
have a lot of interesting facts that the penguins in Antarctica don't have. The most
interesting fact i learned was they have pink glands above there eyes.