Animal Species

African Black-Footed Penguin
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African penguins swim 4-6 miles per hour with short bursts of 25 mph. They usually hunt 25-50 miles off of the coast and can dive 350-400 feet under the ocean!

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Jim & Diane Swalley; Marge & Harley Smith; Judy Dale; Leo & Linda Swantek; Edward Blenner;Zack, Katie, Alayna & Bradly Ford; Deborah & Ken Meyer; The Myrick Family; Kendziora; Matt Callaghan & Family; Armanini, Kolodychak & Basile Practice Limited to Oral Surgery; Jim & Diane Swalley;In Memory of Samantha Smith; Tatum Murphy; Lily & Jossy; Ray & Barbara Novak; Jack, Noelle, Addy, & Evan Turos; In Memory of Great Grandmother Helen from Natalie & Molly Sebunia; Tracy Giles; John & Loretta Nosko
Habitat
Coasts of South Africa
Size
18-24 Inches Tall
Weight
40 lbs
Lifespan
10-12 Years
Diet
Many types of fish, crustaceans and squid
Reproduction
1-3 eggs take 38-42 days to incubate
Conservation Status
Endangered
Threats
Predation by other animals, pollution, decrease of food availability