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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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