Non-Antarctic Penguins

Galápagos Penguin, Spheniscus Mendiculus

It’s a simple fact of common knowledge that penguins are generally associated with Antarctica continent with intense cold and windy climate and endless snow drifts. It turns out that there are different species of Penguins, the location of which is quite far from Southern Pole and in dozen km from equator – Galapagos Penguin species, for instance. Nearly 1000 pairs of them share the territory of two main islands: Fernandina and Isabella. No one knows for sure how they’ve got there, but most likely there was a large iceberg from Antarctica reached the Galapagos from the Humboldt Current.

But is new habitat ideal for penguins? It’s clear as day that conditions of their presence are extremely distinctive from those of originals. So, so as to survive Galapagos Penguins are waiting for cool temperatures resulting from the Humboldt Current and cool waters from great depths brought up by the Cromwell Current. As a result of high temperatures, which predominate on the islands, the Galapagos Penguins face an overheating, which represents for them a serious threat. But it is not for nothing that these birds are most similar to humans, they like are as intelligent as humans and have found a way out of difficult living conditions. In the afternoon, once the temperature reaches its greatest point, they stay in water, producing their own food, and at night, when the temperature drops, penguins go to the beach. Now, these animals are contained in the global Red Book. Incidentally, on Galapagos islands there’s a bigger number of dangers, which may threat penguins’ presence, which include snakes, snakes, birds of prey, cats, dogs, rats, sharks, seals and sea lions, that are considered as predators out there.

Along with Galapagos Penguins, there are other colonies distributed outside Antarctica. Therefore, an individual might learn about their presence on the shore of the South Africa, where they’re also known as Black-Footed Penguins, Jackass Penguins or Cape Penguin.

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