Galápagos Penguin*

(Spheniscus mendiculus)

The Galápagos Penguin is the only species of penguin that lives in the wild north of the equator. They are believed to have originally reached the Galápagos by riding Antarctic ice floes up the cold Humboldt current along the west coast of South America to where it veers westward past the Galápagos. Like may Galápagos species they are engaging and not at all afraid of humans.

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