Meet Our Animals > Rockhopper Penguin
Quick Facts
Native to Sub-Antarctic islands
Primary Diet Krill, fish, and squid
Adult Weight 5 to 6 pounds
Lifespan 10 to 20 years
Status Vulnerable

Rockhopper Penguin

Rockhopper penguins earned their name from being seen jumping from rock to rock. They live on rocky shorelines and make burrows and nests in tall grasses. Breeding colonies may be large, with up to 100,000 nests at a single breeding site.


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