Humboldt Penguin

Spheniscus humboldti

NATURAL HABITAT
The Humboldt Penguin lives near rocky mainland shores in the Humboldt Current of Pacific coast Chile and Peru.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fish, squid and krill
IN THE ZOO – Mackerel, smelt and capelin

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Adults weigh approximately 8-10 pounds and are 15-18 inches tall
  • Swim up to 17 miles per hour
  • Lose and replace all feathers once a year in a process called molting
  • Each of the Zoo's penguins eat 2 pounds of fish per day
  • Zoo guests can see the penguins eat every day at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and participate in the game "Eat That Fish"
  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400