Meet Our Animals > Gentoo Penguin
Quick Facts
Native to Antarctica
Primary Diet Fish and squid
Status Stable

Gentoo Penguin

Gentoo penguins breed in colonies of a few hundred pairs and often construct their nests from rocks and anything else they can find in the harsh, Antarctic landscape. Gentoos can make as many as 500 dives a day searching for food! They’re a lot of fun to watch — keepers describe them as very curious, active birds who are always up to something.


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